Those who are good at what they do, writers, speakers, teachers, elite athletes and others have an obligation to others. Providing leadership to youngsters in areas beyond their area of expertise is another way to pay it forward. Paying it forward refers to the practice of doing good deeds for others, with the hope that they will pass on kindness to others. When elite athletes, writers, scholars, and artists share their knowledge and experiences with younger people, they are giving back to the community and helping to inspire and motivate the next generation.

By providing leadership and mentoring to younger people these leaders can create a positive impact on their community and make a difference in the lives of others. They can help youngsters develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to succeed in their chosen field and in life. In turn, these youngsters may go on to inspire and mentor others, creating a ripple effect of positivity and kindness.

So, providing leadership to youngsters is not only beneficial for the person, but it also contributes to creating a more positive and supportive community.

 There are
several ways in which the best can provide leadership to youngsters in areas beyond their area of expertise. Here are some best practices for leaders to

Serve as a
mentor to younger people by sharing
their experiences, providing guidance, and offering support.

in community programs that promote healthy living. This can provide an
opportunity for them to interact with youngsters and share their
knowledge and skills.

Speak at
events such as schools, camps, or
youth organizations, where they can share their experiences and provide advice
on leadership, teamwork, and other areas.

training sessions for youngsters interested in their craft. In these sessions, they can share their knowledge and skills in their sport and
also provide guidance on other areas such as nutrition, fitness, and time

Use social
media platforms to reach out to youngsters and share their experiences, tips, and advice. This can be a great way
to inspire and motivate youngsters to pursue their goals.

Overall the best should lead by example and demonstrate the qualities they want
younger people to emulate. They should be approachable, enthusiastic, and
willing to share their knowledge and experiences. By doing so, they can inspire
and motivate the next generation to achieve their goals.

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I served as a teacher, a teacher on Call, a Department Head, a District Curriculum, Specialist, a Program Coordinator, and a Provincial Curriculum Coordinator over a forty year career. In addition, I was the Department Head for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a professor both online and in person at the University of Phoenix (Canada) from 2000-2010.

I also worked with Special Needs students. I gave workshops on curriculum development and staff training before I fully retired

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