The major points of the article can be described eventually. Leadership does not consist of a single trait or feature. Rather it is a set of skills and attitudes, which set the leaders apart from the rest. There are a set of principles and practices, which when followed by the college students or by employees in the early part of their career, will help to embark upon a journey of leadership skills. This set of principles can be very useful in the later part of the career for the growth.
One of major points in creating leadership skills is ensuring credibility. This takes a long time to develop and generally arises out of the trustworthiness bestowed upon by the subordinates. Managing time is another important point, which ensures leadership quality. The subordinates look upon for examples in a leader and time management is one of the most important points in ensuring leadership skills. Being proactive is a trait, which distinguish the leaders from the rest. A leader should know what has to be done rather to follow the general courses of action. Giving others a chance to contribute to the organization and attaching importance to every individual are traits, which build a leader. This helps in developing trustworthiness among the subordinates and the leader and helps in generating supporting activities between them.
Communication is one of the main activities of every business. The leaders are no exception to that and they have to develop a strong networking function and bond over the group of people. In addition to the above major points, the article dwells on some of the minor points, which can be discussed now. The subordinates will only consider an individual a leader when he develops a trust among the constituents. A leader must be “honest, forward looking, competent and inspiring”. (Boone & Peborde, 2008; p 2)
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