Leaders must encourage the youth

Friday, November 09, 2018

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Dear Editor,

It's been observed that leaders are not playing their role as leaders. Many leaders in today's world put down the young people because they don't want them to reach their goal.

Recently I was at a meeting talking about the issue taking place in the country. My main issue was students getting expelled from school because of their low grades. For example, at Calabar High School boys got expelled from school because of their grades, and many of them were participants in school activity. They were lacking in motivation from teachers.

That's why students can't learn in school, because the teachers and principals don't motivate their students. That's why the education system is lacking.

Another issue I have with some of the leaders is that they don't interact with the young people. That's why we have so much crime in Jamaica, because there is no social interaction.

Too many leaders in both the public and private sectors do not motivate their employees; they pressure them and don't look out for good workers. Many workplaces simply lack motivation because managers and supervisors don't encourage their teams.

John C Maxwell once said leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. So I am encouraging every leader in Jamaica and the rest of the world: Let us make our country and the world a better place by being leaders.

Craig Brown

Greater Portmore, St Catherine

craigbrown409@yahoo.com

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