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Superior Leaders:& Natural-born Abilities vs Learned

Do superior leaders have a minimum number of natural-born abilities? Please use peer-reviewed journal articles to support your comments.

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1. Do superior leaders have a minimum number of natural-born abilities? Please use peer-reviewed journal articles to support your comments. Use APA 5th edition guidelines for in-text citations and reference list.

Let's argue that both nature (innate, genes) and nurture (learned) play a role in becoming a superior leader, with nurture playing a larger role, however.

Some people are born to move and shake the world. Their blessings: high energy, exceptional intelligence, extreme persistence, self-confidence and a yearning to influence others. After decades of collecting data on the topic, most psychologists believe that leadership qualities are innate or genetic and thus impossible to learn. However, others have found, like Avolio and his colleagues (1992), that leadership skills can ...

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This solution examines both sides of the leadership debate: learned vs. innate abilities. It address the questions: Do superior leaders have a minimum number of natural-born abilities? Research validated, including links to other articles debating the leadership controversy.

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