Are Leaders Born or Made?

For many decades, scientists have been trying to find an answer to the question of whether leaders are born or made. For many years, a sociopsychological approach was more or less the dominant view, claiming that there are some genetic characteristics, but what is more important is the environment.

Nevertheless, without arguing against the importance of the social process of leadership development, we support the view that the latest boost in the field of neuroscience provides an excellent opportunity to explore the other side of the coin.

Do leaders have something driven inside, that forces them to demonstrate an inspiring behaviour? If yes, how it can be identified? And do our bodies really have any leadership ‘genes’? Read the article by Alexandros Psychogios, Yuliya Melnyk and Jon Gruda on Kogan Page.

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