Are leaders born or made? Asking the right question.
Source of Publication
Development and Learning in Organizations
Purpose: The current viewpoint addressed the old debate on whether leaders are born or made and argues that both perspectives are relevant and that leaders are a combination of both. Design/methodology/approach: Based on personal experience working and researching leadership development this viewpoint argues for the need to understand that both leaders are born but they need to be developed. Findings: The article provides arguments for the synergy that exist between the view that leaders are made and the view that argues that leaders are born. Originality/value: From an originality perspective the article attempts to build a bridge between the ideas that leaders are born or made by focusing on the synergies of both camps.
Leaders, Leadership development, Nature-nurture
Sposato, Martin, "Are leaders born or made? Asking the right question." (2023). All Works. 6136.
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