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Can Leadership be learned?

Can Leadership be learned? - Jerome Campbell Dr Ronan LSDMS...

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Jerome Campbell Dr. Ronan LSDMS Week 5 Leadership It's hard to personally say if leadership can be learned or not. If I was to go ahead and say that leadership can be learned, then someone else could say no, that they had leadership qualities in them all along and just needed the motivation to pursue them. Therefore, with this subject, I am going to ride the fence and play both sides. According to Arnold Danzigs stories, leadership certainly can be taught.."You're not born to be a leader any more than you're born to be an architect or a doctor," says Danzig. Most of our political leaders, for example, have received extensive leadership training, even though we may not think of it as such. In fact, training for political leadership is very much like training to be a doctor. You might go to law school first to get the informational base, then do an internship by assisting a congressperson or some such; then you might run for a small office, which is like a residency--and in the process of all this, you learn things like accountability, like compromise, like how to build a wide range of skills.(Danzig, 1999)
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  • Spring '08
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  • West Point, International Journal of Leadership, direct=true&db=a9h&AN=27338620&loginpage=Login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site Danzig, extensive leadership training

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