I am firmly convinced that every skill necessary to be a great leader can, unequivocally, be learned and mastered by anyone. Full stop.
That is the “Nurture” part.
The skills and the theory represent a limited field of knowledge. With the proper structuring and the opportunity to develop experience, any person can become a leader. Many often are, if not in their work place.
Here’s where “Nature” kicks in…
If you ever saw me play basketball, you’d watch with your eyes wide open as your jaw dropped in wonder… you’d be wondering “is he really that bad or is he just clowning around?” No matter how much nurture I get, I’ll ever overcome my terrible basketball DNA.
There are two kinds of people who will never be good leaders regardless of the training or nurturing. The ones who shun the responsibility of leadership and the ones who believe that a leadership development class is a confirmation of their greatness and is their first step toward…