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Born a leader or made a leader?

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:49 am
by jimothy_183
A question I've been asking myself for a while.

Does someone have to be born with leadership skills or can they learn leadership skills?

I know as a fact that the answer to the question is not that simple.

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:10 am
by Jack
I think that everyone has leadership potential, the question is, how hard are you going to work to be a good leader and what type of leader are you going to be.

No one is born a leader, I think that there are three determining factors.

1. Your personality type.

2. Your drive to be a good leader.

3. Your life experience/exposer to good leaders.

Re: Born a leader or made a leader?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:33 am
by Ryan
Leadership is born inside you. It's up to the individual based on intelligence (education), personality, confidence and life experiences (instinct).

Re: Born a leader or made a leader?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:22 am
by Ryan
I also believe if the team is a high standard then leadership skills are easier, everyone is professional and knows what to do. This helps a hell of a lot, I feel sorry for some leaders with brand new squaddies fresh from basic.... but then again you might get hard-arse attitudes or 'I know better than you' attitude, especially if a Chinese Parliment is allowed.

You have to have a good selection of guys to have an overall good team, that will improve leadership skills in it self with a mixture of experiences. types of people and specialists. It'll broaden the mind....

And the men with excellent training can do one better than technology. It's all about working as a team with individual skills amplified by a common sense of known goals, attitudes and professionalism.

Re: Born a leader or made a leader?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:48 am
by jimothy_183
Ryan wrote: I feel sorry for some leaders with brand new squaddies fresh from basic
:lol: Sorry for going off topic, I know you were born in "the motherland" but in Oz, soldiers from the greem machine are called "Diggers". :P

Re: Born a leader or made a leader?

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:50 am
by Ryan
Natural leaders?