7 Things in Leadership That Require No Talent But Lead to Enormous Success

Oftentimes, we equate talent to what makes someone successful, leadership included.

When I got my first leadership role in an organization, I assumed I would be successful purely because I had natural leadership talent. But, boy, was I wrong. Not only did I fail, but I failed miserably because I tried relying on talent alone rather than strengthening my leadership skills.

The Leadership Quarterly performed a study on the skill set and human development within leadership, and the results showed that 24 percent of leadership skills are genetic and 76 percent are learned along the way. Essentially, the “natural born leader” is a bit of a myth. Instead, leadership is something that you can develop and grow through strengthening a specific set of skills.

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