014: Are leaders born or made?

by | Jul 31, 2015

What exactly is . . . a born leader?

In this episode of The Spirit of Leading podcast, I  explore the question, “Are leaders born or made?” Is leadership something learned, something innate with which you are born, or some combination of both?

How does one become an INPowered Leader who INPowers other leaders?

Some people seem to be naturally talented with leadership abilities, but does that mean that those who do not seem to possess such natural ability are not cut out to be leaders?

I discuss innate talent and why it might not be enough to guarantee one will be an effective leader.

Furthermore, checking off long lists of leadership competencies might be missing the point of what it takes to be an INPowering Leader. In this podcast, I give you the five attributes I believe someone must possess to transform their leadership talents and abilities into an INPowering Leader. They probably are not what you think.

Transformation is the process of changing from one condition to another. Even if leadership does not come naturally for you, you can still transform yourself into an effective leader by addressing these five attributes.

Related links

Podcast 008 with Terry Catlett

Marcus Winn’s Moment of Truth leadership book

Lisa Haisha, psychologist and counselor, The Soul Blazer

“True Leaders are Born, Not Made,” Ranjit Singh Thind

Annie McKee speaks about resonant leadership at Google

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