Leaders Are Made Not Born

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A Reaction Paper on “Leaders are made, not born”
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Management 30: Principles in Management

“Leaders are made, not born.” Agree or disagree?
Yes. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. Aren’t that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” Vince Lombardi

Like anything and everything in the world, leaders are also created by hard work, time, and a lot of creativity and talent. A leader is molded through time together with passion, effort and energy. For example, training a kid to be a good leader starts in teaching the kid to be a good follower first.

A good leader should obtain all of these traits. First, a good leader must be honest to his followers and transparent in everything his doing. Second, a good leader must be competent, in a way that he is qualified for his position and his actions are based on reasons and moral principles. Third, a good leader must be forward-looking, planning, setting goals and creating a vision for the future. Fourth, a good leader must be inspiring, a role model of your followers and should display confidence in all you do. Fifth, a good leader must be intelligent, not necessarily the smartest but intelligent enough to know most of the answers needed by the group. Sixth, a good leader must be fair-minded, showing a fair treatment to all people. Seventh, a good leader must be broad-minded, great understanding and seeks out diversity. Eight, a good leader must be courageous, have the perseverance to achieve his goal, regardless of the obstacles that may come into his way. Ninth, a good leader must be straight-forward, must be direct to the point and must not bit around the bush. Tenth, a good leader must be imaginative, fast thinking and timely and appropriate ideas for the group.

A leader must also have the following characteristics in order to be called a good leader, these came from the view point of a follower. First is...