Chapter 6The initiation to leadership

The debate about whether leaders are born or made has raged for years. But what if this is a dead-end and misleading question that — like most closed-ended questions — not only limits, but actually hides the truth?

What if effective leaders aren't either born or made, but rather ‘initiated'? What if leadership requires making a major life transition and is a life-long journey?

What is initiation?

Initiation is an anthropological term used to describe the ceremony some societies use to mark the transition from childhood or adolescence to becoming full members of adult ...

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