Leadership Style: born or made

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Jeffrey, USA

Leadership Style: born or made

Are you born with a particular leadership style, or can you learn one?


Warren, USA

Leadership Style: born or made

I believe that to be an affective leader, leadership style is something that you can learn and be able to adapt depending on the situation.

imran ali mir, Pakistan

Style of Leadership

Leaders are born with some inherited genes of leadership, but need to polish with situations faced by them.

Niks, India

Leadership an inborn quality

Imran is absolutely right!! Leadership is an inborn quality which needs polishing by handling different situations. Leadership cannot be taught, it is developed ...

Bill, UK

Leadership Style: born or made

Imran and Niks are absolutely wrong!! Leadership is a behaviour and behaviours can be (and are) learned, from birth to death. I suggest you do some reading on the subject before showing your ignorance. If you still think you're right, identify the leadership gene....

Dawit Aynachew, USA

Leadership Style: born or made

This to me is like asking, “Are artists born or made?”. Although there may not be a responsible gene for the inborn ability, we cannot deny that there is an inborn propensity for leadership as there is one for being an artist. However, anything uncultivated eventually becomes nothing, regardless of it's an innate advantage. Hence,
1) There’s a potential for leadership in all and it comes at varied intensity at birth, and
2) Training polishes it.
The nearest the mixture approaches pick, the best the leader would be.

Gill, UK

Nature v Nurture - that old chestnut

Whilst I've seen research that looks into the existence of some inborn personality traits based on m... Sign up


Leadership can be developed

As leadership definitions always say there must be vision, and charismatic person. Leadership is bui... Sign up

Hamish Paterson, UK

Born or Made?

I have a wonderful cartoon that depicts two nurses coming out of the delivery room with a new born b... Sign up

Darshan Shah, India

Leadership Style -born or made

Leadership is a style by birth, I guess almost 50% have it. These needs to be developed by self,and ... Sign up

David Wang
Manager, China

It's About Self-awareness and Belief

In my opinion leaders are made by the environments consciously or unconsciously as many other person... Sign up

Manager, Kenya

Leadership: Born or Made?

Though it can be said that leaders are born, leadership is also a skill and an art that is developed... Sign up

francis shumbayawonda
Student (University), Zimbabwe


Where does Shakespeare's Twelfth Night fit in the leadership styles? It says.. Be not afraid of gre... Sign up

Karen Wybrow

Leadership: Born or Made?

Leaders are both born and made... There is no nature VERSUS nurture, but nature AND nurture.... Sign up

Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

WHAT ASPECTS of Leadership are Born or Made?

Perhaps it's better to reframe this discussion: To what extent is leadership born and made? Are ther... Sign up

Eric Kazembe
Entrepreneur, Malawi

Leaders are Born

My opinion, leader are born. For example, in a play group you would find one child emerging as a lea... Sign up

Amkela Ngwenya, South Africa

Leaders are Born, Making Has a Role to Play!

Let's take an analogy of a sports man, a soccer player. To make it in the competitive world of footb... Sign up

Joseph I. B. Bakibinga
Accountant, Uganda

Leadership Styles: Born with or Learnt?

Leadership styles are about the behaviours that we portray in our relationship with others. While we... Sign up

Simbarashe Chimusimbe
Manager, Zimbabwe

Response to Leaders Born or Made

@Karen Wybrow: while everyone has got his or her own thoughts about leadership, I agree with you tha... Sign up

Ben Smith
Manager, United Kingdom

Does Leadership Develop in Response to a Need?

I read somewhere that many great leaders experienced the death of a parent in their early life (i.e.... Sign up


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