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LEADING BY EXAMPLE Michelle Geel

The shootings in US Schools at the beginning of 2018, while highlighting terrible faults in the school and social systems, have also shown some wonderful examples of students rising up to protect and lead their fellow students. These are ordinary students who reach deep into themselves to lead by example. In everyday school life, there are many opportunities to do more, do better, be better. So, what can you do to be a leader or, even just to be a positive role model to your fellow students? Firstly, what is a role model? A positive role model serves as an example– inspiring others around them to live meaningful lives. Role models show their peers how to live with integrity,

optimism, hope, determination, and compassion.

1. Show confidence and leadership.

A good role model is someone who is positive, calm, and confident in themselves. You don’t want someone who is down or tries to bring you down. Everyone likes a person who is happy with their achievements, but constantly strives to be better.

2. Don’t be afraid to be unique.

Whatever you choose to do with your life, be proud of the person you are and are becoming, even if that means accepting some ridicule. Being a role model means being someone who won’t pretend to be someone they are not, and won’t be fake, just to suit other people.

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SA Career Guide KZN 2018  

A publication dedicated to assist Grade 10, 11 & 12 learners in understanding what career opportunities are available after school.

SA Career Guide KZN 2018  

A publication dedicated to assist Grade 10, 11 & 12 learners in understanding what career opportunities are available after school.

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