There may be some truth in the saying, “Great leaders are born, not made”, and to some extent the capacity for great leadership is innate. However, learning how to be a more effective leader is within everyone’s capability.
A great leader should be able to recognise the needs of their team and should know their own strengths and weaknesses within their work environment.
The ability to inspire people to reach optimal performance and success is an important skill for leaders. Passion, purpose and empathy seem to be crucial elements of inspirational leadership and the ability to communicate these to others is even more important when it comes to creating an inspirational culture within your organisation.