Are Leaders Born or Made?

You may be familiar with the saying, “Leaders are born, not made.” Although this statement is believed by many, the truth is, leadership is a skill that every single person can learn. Authenticity expert Dr. Todd Dewett is here with a special video message where he crushes this widely believed leadership myth once and for all.  

Continue reading for some more facts on leadership from the professor of authenticity himself:

Leadership is a skill, not an inherited trait.

As a top leadership speaker, Todd is approached by many people who fear they don’t have what it takes to be a good leader. Oftentimes, Todd said, they are worried that they are not a natural-born leader.

Many people don’t understand that leadership is a skill, not an inherited trait. Although it is possible to be born with certain traits that put you at an advantage for being a successful leader, that doesn’t mean you can’t develop these traits in your lifetime. Instead of worrying that you lack the traits necessary to become a great leader, work on developing the skills that will make you a great leader.

Some traits put you at an advantage for being a great leader…

… But that doesn’t mean you’re destined to be a terrible leader if you lack these traits. According to Todd, your IQ and personality serve as your foundation. They are not the sole determinants of what kind of leader you’ll be. The skills you develop as well as your experiences in a leadership position will partly determine what kind of leader you will be.

A leader is something we develop into.

It is important to remember that no one is born a leader. No newborn is automatically considered a leader before they can even talk. A leader is something we develop into as we grow and learn. Although some people may be born with the characteristics of an excellent leader, you can work on perfecting these characteristics and skills, making you a great leader over time.

Book a Leadership Speaker For Your Next Event

Leadership speakers specialize in teaching attendees what it means to be an effective leader. Dr. Todd Dewett is a top leadership speaker who will do just this while providing your audience with the same tools that helped him reach the top of the leadership ladder. If you are looking for a speaker who will motivate your audience to enhance their leadership skills while practicing authenticity, Todd Dewett is the perfect addition to your next event. Call 1.800.345.5607 for more information on any of our keynote speakers.  


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