As I am raising my children to be leaders and have had the opportunity to have leadership responsibility for well over a thousand people in my lifetime; I have always pondered this difficultly-simple question. That question is “Are Leaders Born or Made?”
I know that God has uniquely wired each of us with specific DNA; however I find myself instilling things into my sons that will prepare them to be the next generation of leaders and world changers. At the same time I find myself reflecting on my life and those God moments that sculpted me into who that I am today.
There is a lot of empirical research that supports several answers to this question; those answers conclude that leaders are: Born, Made and Both. I don’t know if it’s that obvious.
I read a quote in an article that said: “Some people are born to move and shake the world. Their blessings include: high energy, exceptional intelligence, self confidence and a yearning to influence others.”
What do you think; are leaders born or made? Discuss!
Scott Williams is a speaker, strategist, consultant and developer of leaders. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth, and diversity. He is the author of “Church Diversity – Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week.” Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.