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Niaz Uddin Sohel

Founder and President, NiazBiz.com

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Leaders are born not created.

What do you think about leadership? Are leaders born or created?


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    Mar 15 2012: To understand leadership I think we must begin with defining what it means to be a leader. I think a leader is anyone who is virtuous, that is anyone who is wise, wisdom can be interpreted as humility and creativity which are simply functions of perspective.With this in mind, I think that everyone has the potential to be a leader, this is because a true leader follows and allows just as much as she/he advises. In this way a flow of leaders and followers becomes a continuum where each realizes their temporal place.

    I haven't read all the posts here so I apologize if this has already been stated. The idea of a leader who points the way seems rather antiquated. However their are deep pockets of specializations and in some ways few people with a "general" expertise to connect these different fields. The question here is about communication, how we can be more cohesive and dynamic, a leader as a catalyst is certainly part of the solution but I think something less "spear headed" may be the next step.
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      Mar 16 2012: Dear Thadeus Frei

      The explanation that you have given over there is simple and amazing. Thanks for sharing your ideas regarding leadership. It will really be great to get some examples from you. Chill!

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