I am often asked if leaders are born or made. The answer, of course, is both. Some characteristics, like IQ and energy, seem to come with the package. On the other hand, you learn some leadership skills, like self-confidence, at your mother's knee, and at school, in academics and sports. And you learn others at work—trying something, getting it wrong and learning from it, or getting it right and gaining the self-confidence to do it again, only better.
Source: Jack Welch: On Hiring, Inspiring: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7305759/site/newsweek/
Contributed by: ~C4Chaos