Over the past decades, there is a prevalent assumption that some people are born to be a leader, whilst some consider leadership skills as attainable ones. From a personal point of view, although the former idea seems to be true to a certain degree, achieving good leadership through training is totally feasible.
It is reasonable for people to think that leadership is hereditary. In fact, good leaders seem to possess innate characteristics which help them encourage and motivate others to work more effectively. Obama could easily inspire people with his charismatic aura, which serves as an example of this. Some studies have also shown that there is a significant difference between a learnt leadership skill and a natural one, meaning that a natural leader will excel at their areas, while others would find it really difficult to get to the same point.
However, many people born without natural leadership skills can still become good leaders. In fact, becoming a great leader requires numerous qualities, such as a deep understanding of the organisation or resourcefulness, which can definitely be developed through training, perception, practice and experience. Without them, a leader’s capability is likely to be questioned, hence the resistance of inferiors to their leader’s direction. For example, even Steve Jobs, a natural leader, has to practice his public speaking skill many times in order to convince his staff to follow him.
In conclusion, a gifted talent could give one chances to become a good leader, and yet leadership is a set of skills, refined and perfected overtime with education, training and experience.
Nguồn: DOL English