5 Things We Admire About Mayor Donya Tesoro's Leadership
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By now you've probably heard about the beautiful Mayor of San Manuel, Tarlac. However, a closer look at this woman shows that there is just so much more about Donya Tesoro than just her stunning looks and witty Instagram captions. In fact, these are most probably the least of her priorities as her eyes are set to run her municipality in the best way possible.
Here are some #GirlBoss moves that you can pick up from Mayor Tesoro's playbook if you want to be a good leader:
1. She has a genuine love for her people.
According to her, she didn't plan on being a public servant. However, she was inspired by her father's genuine love for the municipality as he was the mayor before her. This example made her realize that more than anything else, a leader should have the best interest of their people at heart.
2. She went straight to public service after graduation.
After taking up Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Miriam College, she immediately ran for Councilor as she knew that there are things that needed to get done in her community. She knew that not only change was necessary, she was also aware that it needed to happen fast so she decided to take matters into her own hands.
3. She pursued higher studies in order to serve better.
Mayor Tesoro most probably has a lot of seasoned public servants (like her dad) who were all more than happy to teach her how to be a good leader, but this wasn't enough for her. Even though she was already holding an office, she decided to broaden her knowledge even more and took up Masters in Public Management at Ateneo De Manila University.
4. She utilized social media for a good cause.
Communication is at the center of her leadership. This is why she created a Facebook page where everyone can easily access all the important information that is relevant to the municipality. Creating an online community has allowed transparency and trust to foster.
5. She embraces that she is young.
It's so easy to be underestimated for being young. However, this simply isn't the case for her. On the contrary, she uses this to her advantage and knows that there are fresh and innovative ideas that a millennial mayor like her can bring to the table.
Mayor Tesoro is just one of the many young leaders out there who exemplify the fact that it's never too early for us to create a pleasing impact in the world. It's just a matter of putting your heart in the right place, honing your skills, and being brave. And by doing so, maybe we can all make working hard look good just like how Mayor Tesoro does it.