THERE are no ‘born’ leaders. However, we are all born with unique strengths that help us in our leadership journeys. They are within us, and with most people they stay within. The notion that leaders are born, and others therefore will never be leaders, is illogical, depressing and seriously limiting to every human being.
The idea suggests that the moment babies are born they either have the genetics to be a leader, or they do not. This argument would be fine if the definition of leadership and leaders had not been constant for the past 50 years, but it is not. Indeed, more has been discovered about leadership and human behaviour in the past 20 years than in the previous thousand.