Do you believe anyone can become a good leader?

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Do you believe anyone can become a good leader?

  2. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 8 years ago

    No. Facing facts, some people suck at leading!

  3. thehelios profile image61
    theheliosposted 8 years ago

    I don't believe that..and here is why.. anyone can become a good manager with learning, experience and practice. To be a leader you need to have some special characteristics which you can not learn, experience or practice.. for example, a company is going down, a good manager can do some marketing or financial magic and bring the company back into game.. but only a good leader keeps the employees and customers motivated, gives them strength and makes them keep faith in their management in adverse times..
    Such as for a leader of a community, revolution, a nation.. a leader is one who has a vision, who has a belief, who has the strength not only to stay focussed but also to lift the spirits of followers up when everything is going against them.... but "as a diamond without being cut and polished won't shine so is a leader without knowledge and understanding"

    The example i chose happen to be a leader who is also a manager but this need not be the case always...
    A leader may not be at a higher level in the social, technical, managerial ladder...but always at the top leading the group, where he belongs to, lives or works

    If you observe some of the leaders the world has seen so far, all great leader have some basic skills/attributes:
    1. Knowledge: Clear understanding of the system, their goals/beliefs
    2. Communication: All are great Orators
    3. Judgement: Decision making skills
    4. Selfless: they identify and nourish talent
    5. Creativity: Imagination.Vision and creativity
    6. Perseverance :motivated by a cause, to bring a change

    I might have not use the right words, sentences but i've expressed myself... Anyone can be a good manager, only a few can be leaders

  4. waterlily13 profile image60
    waterlily13posted 8 years ago

    It's possible, but not probable as some people don't want to for whatever reason, want it too badly(can't be trusted), or prefer to neither lead nor follow. I think most people are fairly capable of it, but there will always be some who are just AWFUL at it for a variety of reasons.

  5. Beata Stasak profile image79
    Beata Stasakposted 8 years ago

    Leaders have inborn qualities that flourish in right environment. Leaders are born and shaped by environment and if they manage to be in the right place in the right time, their abilities can change the course of actions that lead to important changes in the world:)

  6. Lipnancy profile image89
    Lipnancyposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I believe that anyone can become a good leader if they realize their potential. A good leadership training course can show you how. But from there, it is all what you choose to do with the training.  Most CEO's and managers are not the true leaders among us. This is a common misconception about leadership.

  7. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 8 years ago

    Potentially, yes. In all practicality, no.


    Ego. People cling to their beliefs and values and will fight if these are threatened. Ego blinds them to the changes they need to make. Ego uses many vulnerabilities to accomplish this. Perhaps the most powerful one is fear -- fear of change, fear of being wrong -- and being wrong frequently equates to lack of survival or to death.

    Leadership requires confidence (faith), responsibility, love and humility.

    And humility is the antidote to ego, but too many see humility as a weakness.

    In American politics, we have actors pretending to be leaders. But in actual fact, both Obama and Romney work for the Corporate Party elite which is slowly, methodically dismantling America. There's plenty of proof of this, but two simple examples will drive this point home.

    RNC Scripted:

    DNC Scripted:

    Both voting and Roberts Rules of Order have been eliminated from the political process. It's now all scripted in advance. Our "leaders" are following the wrong masters and betraying their Oaths of Office.

  8. Freddy Rainier profile image61
    Freddy Rainierposted 5 years ago

    Leaders inspire people to be better. They create oppurtunities for success for the team. I believe that anyone can inspire others given the circumstance. Creating opportunity for others given the field they are in. People follow leaders not because of title or how much money they make, people follow leaders because they want to be better themselves. A great leader allows others to grow and become good leaders. We are all capable of this its whether we have the mental fortitude to act on it is what separates leaders from followers.


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