1. Lead boldly, not pridefully.
For those millennials that are called to lead, it can be a heavy burden. It can get to be a long and often unrewarding task. However, if found faithful, the rewards can be incredible. Don’t shy away. Don’t back down. When God says go, you go. When you have a white hot vision, run after it. But be humble. Know that your calling comes from God and your success depends on others. Be bold. Be tough. Be humble.
2. Guard your integrity, be honest.
Integrity can’t be gained once it’s lost. We must guard it with all we have. We have to have boundaries and safe-guards in place. When it seems like you’re being too careful, you’re probably getting close to being careful enough with your integrity. Be honest with yourself and with other trusted friends. If you feel yourself slipping to a place that jeopardizes your integrity, RUN!
3. Trust yourself, others too.
The calling you have is real. You’re a leader… no matter how old you are. Trust yourself. When you make a decision, believe it’s the best one. When you agonize over something, believe you’ve heard and decided correctly. When you stood up for someone around you and took a fall, trust that you did right. Trust yourself and other people. Without trusting those around you, you’ll never know the feeling of helping them succeed.
Being a leader, no matter the age, is no easy task. Being a young/millennial leader can be difficult because of life experience and doubt. Do what you’re called.
Any other advice for ALL leaders?