Are leaders born or are they made? This is a very important question for those who aspire to lead teams or companies. There are numerous examples of people who are natural leaders, while others have developed their leadership skills through hard work and experience. In this #Spark360 video, Mr. Fred Swaniker, the founder of the African Leadership Academy and a dynamic entrepreneur, answers this long-debated question. To quote him, “everyone has the potential to be a leader”. However, leadership isn’t something that can be taught, it is something that a person learns by himself.
Mr. Fred Swaniker believes that even if people are born with great leadership skills, they need to work towards refining them. He also shares a formula he has crafted to gauge a person’s potential as a leader. This formula includes three things - Potential, Practice, Network. With a combination of these three things, the likelihood of a person emerging as a leader increases drastically. According to Mr. Fred Swaniker, the five characteristics that true leaders demonstrate are courage, passion, resilience, values, and imagination. To know more about how leaders are made, watch the entire video.
With #Spark360 we bring you a series of curated videos from SNF Conversations that share pearls of wisdom by renowned entrepreneurs, artists, business leaders, and more. We aim to motivate young professionals and help them navigate through challenges at the workplace and in life through these videos. So, get ready to learn, discover, and be inspired. Watch now