Leadership Persona Model

LeaderKid Academy team of experts have created a well-balanced “Leadership Persona Model” The leadership “Persona Model” is a culmination of ten skill/competency areas and an outcome of years of research and works of leading developmental psychologists and organizational leadership experts. This model provides a framework of key skills that can help parents and educators to prepare our kids for future skills which will equip them to succeed in the future workplaces while promoting a healthy leadership development.

To increase an understanding of the skills workers will need over the next decade in a technologically advanced and changing world and to validate our research, we compared our recommendations with the outcomes of the research by Institute of the future authored by: Anna Davies, Devin Fidler, and Marina Gorbis (2011) and to our pleasant surprise our key competency/skills area mapped to eight of the ten recommendations documented in the future skills report. The two skills that did not map were pure technical skills, which we have purposely left out for schools and colleges to address.

The “Leadership Persona Model” focuses on the following ten key competency areas to develop a well-balanced leadership persona:


Please click on a skill area to know more:

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Persona Model

Ethical mindset

  • Developing Servant, Transformative, and Authentic leaderkid and promoting honesty, Justice, Service, Respect, and community.
  • Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

Creativity & innovation

  • Understanding creative process for Problem solving & driving innovation
    1. Understanding the creative process
    2. Utilizing Problem solving techniques
    3. Thinking outside the box
    4. Using common sense

Communication skills

  • Communicating effectively across cultures and channels
  • Using gestures, postures, body language, facial expressions to communicate effectively

Resilience & perseverance

  • Learning to deal with failures
  • Cognition enhancing meditation to manage sensory overload
  • Leveraging reflection as a leaderkid development skill

Collaboration skills

  • Developing global cultural awareness
  • Learning to collaborate

Project management

  • Understanidng process groups of project management based on PMBOK® Guide.
  • Using Project Management methodolgy guidelines as a life skill

Presentation skills

  • Developing speaking, and presentation skills
  • Learning to express clearly and with confidence

Change management

  • Understanding emotions experienced during a change (based on research by Dr. Kübler-Ross)
  • Developing a positive attitude to deal with challenges and making the best out of a change.

Emotional intelligence

  • Knowing and managing one’s emotions, strengths, weaknesses, drives, values and goals & recognize their impact on others to generate positive outcomes (Based on Emotional intelligence and Emotional Quotient research)
    1. Being self-aware – the ability to know one’s emotions, strengths, weaknesses, drives, values and goals and recognize their impact on others while using gut feelings to guide decisions.
    2. Self-regulation – involves controlling or redirecting one’s disruptive emotions and impulses and adapting to changing circumstances.
    3. Leveraging social skills – managing relationships to move people in the desired direction
    4. Understanding Empathy – considering other people’s feelings especially when making decision
    5. Understanding Motivation – to be driven to achieve for the sake of achievement.

Assertive behavior

  • Learning to deal with tough situations
  • Learning to Stand-up for yourself and others