Sunday, April 7, 2013

Thoughts on youth leadership from LDS General Conference

Elder Tad R. Callister gave a talk during the priesthood session at General Conference about leadership in the young men. While it was  focused on priesthood leadership rather than scouting, in the LDS church those go hand in hand and the principles apply.

He gave three points for fostering leadership in youth:
1. Trust them with responsibility
2. Have high expectations for them
3. Train them to lead

You can listen to or watch (and eventually, read) his whole talk here.


  1. This was one of my favorite talks, as it validated everything I've been trying to get across to my local leadership about raising expectations. It's almost like he's been to Wood Badge... Actually, It's the best Priesthood session I can remember in 25 years of Priesthood sessions.