Leadership Management Influence and Organizational Effectiveness Student’s Name Institution Affiliation Leadership Management Influence and Organizational Effectiveness Introduction Leadership is the ability of an individual to influence other through positive energy and an upbeat attitude that helps him overcome good and bad times. Additionally a leader is supposed to energize and motivate others in different situations and make a tough decision that will influence the progress of others. Furthermore leadership is about having the ability to execute instructions by ensuring things get done and have a passion for what they are doing and a strong belief of achieving what they focus their strength on. The most frequently asked question on leadership is whether leaders are born or made. About a third is born while majority approximately two third is made. Leaders are made through their experiences from childhood till when they become leaders. Even as Michele Obama and Sheryl Sandberg gradually became leaders. Conclusion Leadership requires an individual to possess certain traits that make him influence others to achieve certain goals. Leaders in the world are made from training programs such as school curriculum seminars and workshops. Additionally life experiences bring out the leadership traits in an individual since through experiences he is able to find out his passion and act on it. Moreover leadership is about having an audience that can be led; therefore without such an opportunity a person cannot discover his leadership skills. References F. Marques J. (2010). "Awakened leaders: born or made?". Leadership & Organization Development Journal 31(4) 307-323. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com.sci-hub.bz/doi/abs/10.1108/01437731011043339 Friedman S. (2014). Leading the Life you Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life (1st ed.).Harvard Business Press J. Avolio B. (2005). Leadership Development in Balance: MADE/Born (1st ed.). Psychology Press. [...]
Are leaders born or are they made? Based on your studies and personal experiences, take a side in this question and defend your answer. In addition, provide one example of a leader that supports your reasoning.