Leadership: Nature vs. Nurture

Shelton, Ken
September 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p2
The author explores the nature versus nurture argument as it relates to corporate leadership. He comments on Gary Hamel's views on natural leaders. He cites other ways to frame the argument such as soft power versus hard power, influence versus command, and inside-out versus outside-in. He discusses Aesop's "Goose and Golden Egg" fable.


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