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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 decade ago

Can leadership be learned?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    not only can it be learned.. it has to be learned.. a leader without knowledge is not a leader at all.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, that is how it is learned. Leadership, though some are gifted with the abilities, is all learned. Even those gifted with leadership qualities still need to strengthen thier gifts and learn beyond what they are gifted with if they are to ever develop into a true leader.

    Reference to some books I list below concerning leadership.

    Source(s): Bringing out the Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis The 5 Pillars of Leadership by Paul J. Meyer & Randy Slechta How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Leading Leaders to Leadership by John Fuhrman The Servant by James C. Hunter A Leader in the Making by Joyce Meyer
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    1 decade ago

    There are different types of knowledge:

    Facts and know hows.

    Leadership is the "know how" type -- in that something must be done to process it.

    Learn and study all you could, but leadership are all the necessary actions one takes to lead. Do them correctly, you have leadership, do them incorrectly, you don't.

    It is a goal to be realized.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Leadership skills can be learned but leadership qualities are something you either have or don't have, you can't teach these qualities. Just like music, you can teach someone the principles of music but if they don;t have the raw talent, they will at best be average musicians.

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  • Joya
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    1 decade ago

    Yes, but one has to be able to have humility, to be a leader. One of our greatest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln, was extremely humble, because he knew he had a truly awesome responsiblity, in leading the Union to safety.

    One can learn the qualities of leadership, by studying other great leaders of the past, and emulate their qualities.

    But, it really is only by leading, by taking responsibility, that one learns to be a leader.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yeah, leadership is a process of learning among us.its a careful study the human behaviour in relation to leading that group.

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  • 1 decade ago

    no... if you're born a leader, it'd would show in you. sometimes, learning is a dangerous thing. too much of it often cause dictatorship. the lack of it causes chaos on the other hand... thing is, look at it this way... a prince is going to be a king when the time comes, right? but can he carry his kingdom well? there were numerous accounted historical facts were men lacking in education rose to prominence (hitler was one)... also, men who were king sent their monarchy to total dissolution.

    leadership is inherent. as a child, if one shows qualities, you'd notice it. sometimes the bulliest of them becomes their knkown leader. sometimes the most genius, becomes the leader. in athletics, the captain of a team doesn't have to be the best player. at times they choose the most responsible guy even if he's skill are limited.

    leadership in a man/woman shows how skillful you are in handling responsibility. that's the earmark for a born leader. a summa cumlaude may be good in the academe but that won't be a gauge for him or her to be good in teamplay. at times, the most amicable person in a campus has the best chance of becoming a good leader.

    my arguments are therefore debatable. but this i believe. a leader has to believed he is one... lest the consequence of leading the pack into the blindness of night.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, but to desire leadership skills, thats something that cant be taught,

    Some people are Shepherds others are sheep.

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  • badmts
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    1 decade ago

    YOU BET! Most all U.S. Army Officer/Nco training courses involve LEADERSHIP,in fact the first NCO school most soldiers attend is PLDC-primary LEADERSHIP development course!

    Source(s): here is the kicker , I WAS KICKED OUT OF PLDC FOR CHEATING! it is funny now it was not funny then!lol
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    practise makes perfect

    see my other answers here at yahoo for an opportunity for leadership, maturity, responsibility, etc

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Absolutely. I don't believe there is such a thing as a "born leader;" it's someone who has observed, absorbed, and knows how to communicate with and inspire people.

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