Idea List: Teens Leading Teens
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“Idea List: Teens Leading Teens,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 29

Idea List:

Teens Leading Teens

The following ideas have helped me as I have served in Young Women class presidencies in my ward in the Philippines. Perhaps these principles will be helpful to you in your leadership callings.

  • Give time. Devote time to your responsibility, and you can accomplish almost anything.

  • Be kind. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Be calm and patient. Develop a spirit of friendship. Let others know they are important to you by seeking to understand their challenges and successes.

  • Respect others. Treat those you lead with respect. Remember that each individual is a unique child of God with potential to become as He is.

  • Sacrifice. Try to make decisions that take into account others’ needs and opinions instead of considering only what is best for you.

  • Study. Study the gospel regularly and consistently. The scriptures and other good books can help you share gospel insights with those you are called to lead.

  • Share talents. Don’t hide your light under a bushel (see Matt. 5:14–16). Share your talents and abilities, and find ways to help others share theirs.

  • Seek counsel. Ask the other members of your presidency as well as your parents, adult leaders, and especially Heavenly Father for guidance and support as you fulfill your calling.

  • Do your best! Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed. The Lord called you, and He will qualify you. You will not fail if you do your best and trust in Him.