Ronald E. Riggio, the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College, tackles the most often-asked question about leadership Are leaders born or made?in a blog entry for Psychology Today.
Cutting to the chase, Riggio says the answer is: "mostly made." Here's why: Leaders: Born or Made?
Riggio is the author of more than 100 books, book chapters, and research articles in the areas of leadership, assessment centers, organizational psychology and social psychology. His most recent books are The Art of Fellowship and The Practice of Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2008, 2007).