I always subscribed to the theory that a select few are born to lead while the vast majority follow. Warren Bennis, who was a leading expert in leadership studies disagreed with the notion of the born leader:
“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born – that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”
Whether you firmly believe in nature or nurture, what are the top qualities of great leaders? ELIV8, a consultancy firm that helps entrepreneurs and business leaders increase their digital revenue, attempts to shed light on what makes a great leader with their infographic below.