There is no doubt that leaders develop their leadership skills through life learning experiences, training, coaching, mentoring and hardworking. Some people believe that leaders are born naturally intelligent, visionary, charismatic and able to articulate a plan and rally their teams around it. Yet there are others who says that leaders are both born and made naturally intelligent and extroverted people, enhanced with education, training and experience.
We often hear the proverb “Born to lead”, but it does not mean that leaders are born only but not made, because to be a leader you must first be a follower, true leaders do not walk in the front, they simply follow the rest. Nature may have some influence on who a person becomes. It is the upbringing of a person which either makes him leader or a follower. I think leaders are born as well as are made, because one may have the ability to lead but not the experience and skills to be a leader and skills develop through the life learning experiences. We have many examples of born leaders as well as made leaders. Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Martin Luther King were few of the leaders who make their way to be a leader through their dedication, hard work, experience, intelligence, qualities and skills. Then, there are some born leaders like Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H), Jesus, and Prophet Noah are few chosen leaders who lead people of their generation as well as still leading the generations of today. I think it all depends how one perceive about a leader, for me it does not matter that leader are made or born, what matters the most is how leaders develop their skills through their experiences and leadership is a lifetime learning activity. You are never done because there is always more to learn. There are always skills you need to improve.
...Are Leadersborn or made?
The debate of whether leaders are born or made dates back many centuries. In today's modern society, we are seeing a rapid decline of heredity leadership and a significant rise in role models being business or political leaders. Daniel Goleman argued in Social Intelligence on the topic (chapter 10) and points out that the debate turns out to be pointless, as it assumes that our genes and our environment are independent of each other.
For business leaders, it's a question worthy of exploration. When we ask whether someone can be "brought up," as a leader is fundamentally questioning whether we can train people to be leaders, regardless of their personal attributes. The very idea of "developing" leaders suggests that there is a skill set to be developed. Furthermore, it is the right mix of experience, traits, skills and the organizational environment that makes great leaders. Identifying those characteristics that can and cannot be developed is clearly important as organizations endeavor to inhabit their talent pools for critical leadership positions.
We have seen many great leaders in the twentieth century. The names that come to mind are Margaret Thatcher, Abraham Lincoln, Golda Meir, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Adolf Hitler just to...
...Qn. Leaders are born not made. Discuss.
Definition of leadership:
Leadership is a process of social influence in which one person enlists the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. Simply put leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.
Studies of leadership have produced theories involving traits, situational interaction, function, behavior, power, vision and value, charisma and intelligence among others.
Theories of leadership:
A trait is a distinguished characteristic or quality of a person that will result a person to behave in a certain way. Trait approach is focused on dealing with the differences of each individual. A person is unique because of the combination of different traits. Trait approach states that individual personalities are made up of broad dispositions. Trait approach further states that there are only few people who are born with the qualities of a leader. There are only very few people who have excellent combinations of leadership traits.
Successful leaders can be identified easily because they have the abilities, personality traits and interests that are different from those who are not effective leaders.
Here are just some of the hundreds of traits of successful leaders that have been identified:
1. Is well...
...Are leadersborn or made?
Defining what best describes leaders, followed by the debate based on the assumption that some authors agree that leaders are born, some that leaders are mixture of inborn and taught qualities and others try to prove that leaders are made. Finally, it will summarise the findings and consider each view to draw a conclusion and answer the question if there is such a thing as natural ability to lead which some people are born with and others not, or if not could this be taught?
Most authors will agree that leader’s whether born or made possess certain attributes such as commitment, passion, motivation and ability to develop and pass the vision (Cacioppe 1998, Ackhoff 2005, Brungardt 2013). Furthermore they own capability to inspire and influence the followers, like an orchestra conductors (Popper 2005, Lloyd 1994). Nevertheless, despite the common characteristic of a leader, due to a complex nature of leadership researchers and authors continue the on-going debate whether leaders are born to be leaders or made to become a leader.
Based on the theory that leaders require talent to articulate vision that inspires, which is not a transmittable skill but innate quality, Ackoff (2005)...
...CHRISTIAN LEADERS ARE MADE NOT BORN
ADEJUMOBI MICHAEL ADEDAMOLA
MATRIC NO: 74348
IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE AWARD OF
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY
CHRISTIAN LEADERS ARE MADE NOT BORN.
Everybody is born to be a leader but special qualities and training are needed to become a Christian leader.
Several decades ago, researchers started trying to answer the question which has been lingering for centuries on whether Leaders are born or made; the debate goes on and on.
WHAT IS LEADERSHIP
Dr. Paul Hersey defines leadership as "working with and through others to achieve objectives." Given this definition, anyone in a position whose achievement requires the support of others can play the role of a leader; Christian leaders are those that follow, obey and do the doctrines and the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Christian Leaders are Always MadeLeaders are actually made and at the same time some are sort of born.
Leadership can be learned by anyone with the basic doctrine of...
...LEADERS ARE BORN NOT MADE There have been an age long debate, and humans since beginning of time, have tried to come up with an answer to this question – Are Leadersborn or are they made?. This question has generated an age long debate, which in turn has resulted in various school of thoughts, some believe that leaders are born, while others think otherwise. My contribution to this lifelong debate will serve as a pointer to my position on this issue. I strongly believe that leaders are born and not made. Who is a Leader? - “A leader is a person who guides others toward a common goal, showing the way by example, and creating an environment in which other team members feel actively involved in the entire process. A leader is not the boss of the team but, instead, the person that is committed to carrying out the mission of the Venture.” (Ashoka's Youth Venture 2009) Leaders are those that are posses this drive to push and move others when situations and circumstances are not favorable and unwilling, leaders are not special breed of people, neither are they super humans, born with great abilities but they are those that are ready to make people that are around them, tap into their subconscious to bring out the extra drive needed to complete a...
...A Reaction Paper on “Leaders are made, not born”
Management 30: Principles in Management
“Leaders are made, not born.” Agree or disagree?
Yes. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. Aren’t that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” Vince Lombardi
Like anything and everything in the world, leaders are also created by hard work, time, and a lot of creativity and talent. A leader is molded through time together with passion, effort and energy. For example, training a kid to be a good leader starts in teaching the kid to be a good follower first.
A good leader should obtain all of these traits. First, a good leader must be honest to his followers and transparent in everything his doing. Second, a good leader must be competent, in a way that he is qualified for his position and his actions are based on reasons and moral principles. Third, a good leader must be forward-looking, planning, setting goals and creating a vision for the future. Fourth, a good leader must be inspiring, a role model of your followers and should display confidence in all you do. Fifth, a good leader must be intelligent, not...
...ESSAY TITLE: LEADERS ARE BORN NOT MADE
AUTHOR: AYODELE OLATOYE
SUMMARY: The essay refutes the viewpoint that leaders are born not made, and seeks to establish through valid arguments, illustrations and documented evidence that leaders are actually made and not born
WORD COUNT: 1920
LEADERS ARE BORN NOT MADE
Folklore has lulled us into believing that some people are bornleaders while others are not. Regardless of tribe, ethnicity or race, most people can trace their origins back to a monarchical or feudal system where the offspring of the reigning family found themselves thrust into leadership positions regardless of their inclinations to rule or not. To further impress this upon our collective psyches, the legends of such royal ancestors are interwoven with thrilling notions of romantic adventure and grandeur, and we unwittingly find ourselves mentally acquiescing to the untruth that some people are born to lead while others are destined to merely follow.
History has however proven otherwise; leaders are made not born. The fall of monarchical systems of government occurred slowly but surely over centuries, as it became apparent to all that leadership is to be earned, and is not a birthright. Nobility was no longer...
...Do you believe that the greatest leaders are born, not made? Explain your answer.
Some people are natural bornleaders, nature plays a role. Some people work all their life to become great leaders, nurture plays a role. They both have many things in common but the most important one is that they want to be in charge; become leaders and not followers. They all have a vision and need to have a strong belief in their leadership ability. In addition, leaders set goals that help them achieve their vision. I believe that in order to be a great leader you first have to be a great follower. Being a follower before will make it easier for a leader to empathize with their followers. Learning how to motivate people is a great leadership tool. They know they need other people to get the job accomplished. The leader is not always the most analytical person in the room, but he knows how to use other people’s strengths to get the job accomplished. A great leader has great people to people relations skills and knows how to work a room. People want to follow and work for a great leader. This means a leader has to have charisma, character, personality and be unbiased. People look up to this person and wants to be like them. What make these leaders effective is...