Thursday, January 5, 2012
Born Leaders...or taught to lead?
Leadership is defined as "INFLUENCE" or “the ability to influence others” Leaders can lead people for the good.... or for evil.... in a positive direction or a negative one.
The question often comes up, “Are you born a leader or do you learn to be a leader?” The answer to the question is “yes” and “yes.” Some people are born with natural leadership abilities, but leadership can be learned as well.
Some of the best teaching on leadership that I have read, is by the author John Maxwell. I highly recommend the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
(The following excerpts are from the book “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”)
If a person doesn’t have influence, he’ll never be able to lead others, because no one will follow him.
“He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.”
How do people become “real leaders”? It is a process.