Google has something over 26 million responses to that question, suggesting it’s something that gets asked quite a bit.
We can answer the question very quickly. They are made. There may be a few who look like they were born that way, but they probably just started their development earlier in life.
There’s no need to mystify leadership any further, just because we experience such a wide range of leadership behaviours and capabilities in our life. Good leadership is a skill, and like all skills it can be developed, learned, mastered with the appropriate attention to explicit development opportunities.
Over 12 months we at Humans Being aim to deliver the most effective leadership development programme that we have been able to develop. No dumbing-down, no corner-cutting. We’ve brought our experience from working with blue-chip organisations worldwide to carefully curate a programme that will allow every individual to develop their leadership.
We are a team of people who by profession, education and experience are qualified to create and deliver this programme. The framework for Aspire - a new 12 month leadership opportunity commencing February 2018 offering a personal programme for 15 senior professionals working in the social sector - includes residential days together, webinars and 1:1 coaching, and participants will learn from themselves, each other, us, their teams and their placement opportunity. However, leadership isn’t just about the leader – leadership isn’t done in a vacuum.
You will also learn about the nature of the people in the teams you LEAD, how you can create great environments, enable high performance, great leaders develop and coach their teams
Even natural born leaders are welcome to apply.
Delivered for the Essex Partnership by Humans Being, a global Organisational Psychology Consultancy helping clients attract, hire, look after and grow their people.