Cultivating Leadership Traits: A Leader Made is a Leader No Less

che guevarraWhen people talk about Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, all they care to mention is how they shook South American governments. The same goes for Winston Churchill, who was the leading figure of the Allied Powers back in the Great War. People talk about how he always had tobacco and his accent,but rarely about things that made him a historical great.

They had true leadership qualities and showed them when necessary. How else can a person muster enough force to overthrow a government and repel a powerful wartime adversary? Not only were they able to inspire, they also walked the talk. But, that’s not to say every kind of leader can emulate their actions.

Buding One from Stockil

TannerCo, a provider of business services, knows that very few are born and are ready to lead from the start. There are, however, many possess the traits but never got to cultivating them. Think of it as seeds that never left the packaging. Ordered, but left in the shed and never served its purposes. Water, in this context, could be development seminars. These things aren’t patsies, contrary to popular belief.

It’s pointless asking whether being a leader is natural or attained, because they manifest in both ways. Furthermore, several factors could affect a leader’s efficiency. It could be the job, ability to develop leadership skills, peer attitude and more.

Making the Wrong Choice

Many a time people chose a leader because of charisma, extraversion and perceived intelligence. All these qualities never guarantee a leader, but could be present in a realluminary. Instead, focus on actual intelligence, effectiveness and appearance. The latterisn’t appearance as is, but how someone projects his actions.

Looking for a leader or leadership qualities isn’t as black-and-white like how a math test goes. They can be the smartest bunch or an average Joe, but they cannot be the imprudent one. They will stick out like a sore thumb, but are actually diamonds in the rough. From there, it’s a long road to hoe to develop a potential leader to a genuine chief.

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.