How can I be a better leader?

I want to be a more effective leader in the workplace. I do not feel I strive in this area though. Can leadership be taught?

No.

Let me explain:

Leaders in a group of soldiers. The head surgeon in a team of doctors. The first civilian responder in emergency situations. CEOs. They arise. They aren’t elected.

Of course ELEMENTS of it can be trained, developed etc.

And the one’s that do something with their training? They were natural born leaders anyway.

We all have our talents. And we can ‘pose’ as other things extremely well.

But the disguise gets harder and harder to maintain the further up the chain of ‘talent’ you climb.

Taken from Can leadership be taught