Why is leadership nurtured?
A great leader can engage your staff and encourage increased productivity. Spotting employees with leadership potential and helping them to develop their skills and behaviours will reap big rewards for both the individual and your organisation.
Does nature or nurture predict leadership?
A more plausible approach is to look at leadership as an interaction of both nature and nurture. In relation to the study that found personality as a good predictor, Johnson et al. (1998) noted that personality itself is dependent on genetic and environmental factors and so the extent to which each is responsible for leadership is not clear.
Are leaders born or made?
Are leaders born or made? According to a study of twins published in the September 2012 issue of The Leadership Quarterly, if your biological parents held leadership positions, you have a 24 percent likelihood to inherit a predisposition to do so as well, indicating that being the offspring of leaders may give you an edge.
Are leadership traits inherited or acquired?
The trait theory however did not assert whether these traits were inherited or acquired, just that they are different between leaders and non leaders (Kirkpatrick & Locke, 1991).