Here, RD&T contributing author Ray Williams continues a discussion on the roots of self-confidence and the debate about nature vs. nurture. In particular, the text below explores the correlation between self-confidence and leadership.
Self-Confidence and Leadership
Great leaders are not made, they’re born. At least, that’s what some people think.
Claims that the best leaders simply have brains that are “wired differently” than most” are common, dismissing the notion that the skills can be taught. A study by Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and colleagues at University College London, Harvard University, New York University and the University of California concluded that “leadership is partly hereditary,” and went on to say: