We recently found on LinkedIn this discussion about leadership. Someone was wondering either leaders are born or made: http://lnkd.in/NwYHv9
It seems that there are two theories about this: the Great Man theory, which states that some people are predisposed to be leaders and the Zeitgeist Theory of Leadership, which states that leaders are a “product of the social circumstances at the time. Thus, it was not the characteristics of the individual that resulted in a leadership, but societal factors of the time that are out of the individuals’ control.”
What do you think? Is it a mix of both? Do you know any research that shows that leaders are created, born, or both?
By Paul Thompson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons