Recent genetics research on leadership by Dr. Richard Avey suggests about 30% of leadership is born (genetic), 30% is made in the formative years (young in life), and about 30% of leadership is "made" throughout one's life. A quote by Warren Bennis informs this discussion when he said "more leaders have been made by accident, circumstance, sheer grit, or will than have been made by all the leadership courses put together."
Do you agree or disagree with this statement, and why? If you agree, how would you design a leadership course differently?
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I do not agree with this statement. Leaders are made when they master behaviors that are acceptable to most of the followers. These behaviors are not mastered by accident. These are carefully studied and learned by successful leaders. Similarly, circumstances do not produce leaders, circumstances provide opportunities to people who want to learn and exercise leadership skills and become leaders. When faced with opportunities, potential leaders learn appropriate behaviors from other ...
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