Managers: Born or Made?

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Sameer Khanna, India

Managers: Born or Made?

I think that managers are mostly born. The persons who have inborn, natural managerial qualities are much better in their role as manager than other managers who have acquired the managerial qualities...
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  Sija, Tanzania

Managers are Made; Leaders are Born

Managerial skills are not inborn, but rather acquired through formal training.
Leadership skills are born.

  Ramya, India

How Managers are Made

A manager is not born, but gradually learns from formal training, experiences and idols/ examples that he puts into practice.
No manager can be born as no person can't have all the qualities by birth.
Note that only when he puts his theories and learnings into practice he becomes a manager.

  Rodrigo Corte-Real Oliveira, Portugal

Changes in Management Levels

Look at Dr. Clare Graves' Spiral Dynamics Theory: People tend to evolve from the moment they are born. Over time they reach the higher levels. Although during life (experiences/phases) they can be up ...

  Rajesh Patil, India

Manager: 10% Born, 90% Made

I believe that with birth an individual can get 10% of management qualities, but he learns 90% from his environment and education, which help to use common sense with less common situations....

  Aletta Shatona, Namibia

Managers are Mostly Made, A Few are Born

I agree managers are mostly made. Not only through formal training and work experience. The way a person was raised and environment during his childhood and adolescence also play a role. I believe...

Management Consultant, Thailand

Different Types of Managers

A manager may not be a good leader. And different environments need different kind of managers to get it done. A manager in a mature, long established environment should have a different profile from ...

  Kunal Bhat
Entrepreneur, India

Managers are Born and Made

Managers, to be good managers, need the right instincts. These instincts are usually in-born qualities. Hence, we can say that managers are born. A manager could be a people's person - social, friendl...

  Motimele, South Africa

Managers are Born

Managers are born. Even though one can learn the qualities of being a manager, it wont be the same as the one who is born with those qualities....

  thatayaone Tauyakgale
Analyst, Botswana

Managers are Made; Leaders are Born

Managers are nurtured but the leaders are born as they inherit certain traits from their parents. They have certain chromosomes that make them stand apart from others. Managers are typically copies o...

  Abdisalam M Ibrahim
Accountant, United Kingdom

Managers are Both Born and Made

Managers are basically leaders, and leadership is actually a bit of both. Leadership comes from the combination of nature and nurture....

  Ashok A kella
Finance Manager, India

Managers are Born But Theories and Experience Sharpen Them

I agree management traits are partly inborn. But they get sharpened with management theories in academia, with their exposure to organisations, as part of personal development. There is no stop to th...

  Jolanta Sz
Professor, Poland

Management and Leadership is a Relationship

@KOVIT SKULSANGJUNTR : I agree, if we understand that a good manager is at the same time the leader of a group of people, then not he/she him/herself is responsible for the relations and results achi...

  A.J. Heideman
Management Consultant, Netherlands

The Type of Manager Depends on Organization Culture

The appropriate type of manager depends on the culture of the organization: - In a situation where the manager is always right and his people follow orders, a "made" manager can be effective. - In a...

  donna louison, Trinidad and Tobago

Managers are Born and then Developed over Time

Managers are people who have acquired the art and skill of motivating people to get the job done. This skill is developed and perfected over a long period of time. I believe that one must have a pas...

Lecturer, India

Are Managers Born or Made?

Basically managers are born with inherent qualities that cause one to become and act as such, but the degree of perfection is achieved by continuous practicing as a manager which is situational, follo...


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