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February 09, 2013

Are Leaders Born Or Made?

Are leaders born or made? In my opinion, the answer is both. However, I do believe that they are more made rather than having leadership as an innate characteristic. Albeit some attributes do predispose people to be charismatic and good leaders, I personally think that is imperative to acuminate leadership skills through training, experience, education, conscious self-development and reflection in order to become effective leaders.


Great Leaders

According to Peter Drucker, 'management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things'. I believe that great leaders possess the charismatic social intelligence, a zest for making a real and sustainable difference, and, most importantly, being skilled in leading the way forward and inspiring others. When I was around 9years old, I read somewhere that 'you must live in a world where griefs and joys surround you, and live to such effect that men may not forget you'. Although I don't remember who said it, this quote has had such a positive impact on my life, and it wouldn't be wrong to say that it has become the essence of how I would like to live my life. It is important that in life we experience ups and downs, and it is envitable that we will irrespective of the measures we take to avoid pitfalls. Our ability to manage change in the midst of constant pressures and crisis, and deal with different situations and facets of life, even if they are perceived as positive, in an exemplary manner, would definitely suggest that we have the personal attributes that would make others look up to and follow us. A great leader, in my belief, is one who is positively remembered and continues to be a source of inspiration even after many years of death - hence '...and live to such effect that men may not forget you'.


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