LEADERSHIP IS EARNED, NOT GIVEN
Anyone can lead, if they learn to lead. That is different from the past. Leaders used to be born to lead. If you were the first son of a king, you were likely to land up as king yourself. There was not much by way of a nominations committee when the vacancy finally came up: you grabbed the crown while the corpse was still twitching.
This is good news for leaders. You do not need the right DNA to succeed. You can learn to succeed: there are no magic skills which only a few people possess. Anyone can master the basics of leadership: motivating people, making decisions, crafting a vision, building trust ...