Raising Leaders

Our vision is to raise the next generation of leaders.

When I think about how daunting this  result is,  I am overwhelmed.  I am anxious  about what is already wrong with how we are doing it. Many of us are leaders and we lead right from home. We experience student and community projects long before we are thrust into the workplace. We lead with ours and our neighbours’ children. We start to ascribe good leadership to the people we see around us – older ones. We start to project our own call to leadership. It is not impossible. 

Why then do we still have a broken society? 

For the past couple of weeks, we have debated the pipeline of our leadership development process as a nation. It boils down to the smallest unit in the community – the family. What does it mean to raise children knowing they are the next generation leaders? 

Of all the key skills and competencies, which are the most important to be founded and learned at home? Negotiation? Collaboration? How about values and behaviors? 

Remember how when we all were children, we had to get our playmates to play our game, the one we wanted to play? Many of us were not taught or advised on how to go about that better? So for some it would be 

“I’ll just go and play outside alone.”

“But we are always playing your game, you never allow me to play mine. I hate you.”

“If you don’t play with me, I am going to tell you about the sweets you stole.”

As a parent or caregiver, how have you prepared the children under your watch to know the difference between a compromise and a  win-win situation?. How do they know the value system in which a counter offer? For instance when they request for extra TV time, and you need them to go to bed, do you go for compliance of mind (to the instruction) or commitment of heart (to the value)? 

How do you raise a morally upright child? 

Last months’ Judgement and Decision Making blog brought to life the insights we seldom share with our children and those in our guard about how to make a good choice. We know that experience and exposure teaches this lesson more than anything else. But we also know that as you help a child understand the moral reason why, you help to impart a value system around the decision making process. We know that children don’t do well with having to choose from several options but because then the choice becomes shallow. Why would you want to tell a child why you are going with A and not B? Moreover, how do you as a guardian support a decision process where there is no right or wrong choice? The decision making process is important when they become adults. And perhaps more importantly, when they attain responsibility, something else is more important than the decision itself… a morally right decision. 

How do you raise a child such that when faced with a decision, and in your absence, they will take a morally right choice? 

There are more things that we need to teach our children in preparation to become better leaders. Take a look at this season, and the competing value system on display in every election cycle. There is a screaming need, about the morality of our nation. Join our resident counselor, Pheona Kyomukama as she unpacks what it takes to raise a morally upright child. One family, one parent and one child at a time.  

To be a part of this, please call Pheona on 0771 472 924 to book your spot.