Thursday, July 22, 2010

Leaders are born or are they made? - GD Topics with Summary

Leaders are born or are they made?

A leader is the one who is capable enough to lead a team/group. The IQ plays an important role in leadership and IQ cannot be taught, it is set by birth. A person can be trained to some extant but if he has got no brain he cannot be turned to be a leader. Would like to quote the words of James L. Fisher “ The main characteristics of effective leadership are intelligence, integrity or loyalty, mystique, humor, discipline, courage, self sufficiency and confidence. ” So, Leaders are born.

Leaders are definitely made - not born. The environment determines the potential of various people to develop their talents. The nurture argument surrounding leadership states that leaders are made through experience, not born. Leaders can indeed be “made” or developed if one adopts a growth oriented mindset.


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