The Natural Born Leader: Fact or Fantasy?
The dictionary defines the word natural as "found in nature; without man-made changes; real, not artificial or manufactured; innate, not acquired." To be a "natural" means you were born that way. It is in the genes, programmed by your DNA. We readily observe the results of the genetic program in a "natural" redhead, in someone who is "naturally" slender, or in those whose skin is "naturally" sensitive to sunlight.
Does this same genetic predisposition apply to a leader? Are some people "naturally" born to lead?
I argue no. No one is born a leader. No one is genetically programmed or innately structured as a leader. In my book The Nine Natural Laws of Leadership, I explain that a leader is a person who ...