While most people think that leaders are born, when it comes down to it leaders are made. Whether their leadership education is structured or free form, all leaders at one time or another had to go through a process that created and developed their leadership ability.
If you think about it, every culture has leaders and every culture has a method of creating leaders. This process can be hard to recognize in democratic societies with a looser leadership structure, but the education of leaders is very apparent in societies with more rigid class structures. For instance, England still has a monarchy that raises its children from birth to be leading figures. While the royal children receive the same basic education as everyone else, they also receive a supplementary education that teaches them how to become future princes, princesses, kings, and queens. In other societies with powerful religious classes, such as in Tibet, spiritual leaders are also taught from a young age how to lead people. Consider the Dalai Llama, whose reincarnation is identified as an infant to raise them to lead their people.
This education teaches the future leader how to handle an increasingly large load of responsibilities, an increasing large curriculum of knowledge, and an increasingly large number of people whom they lead.
Often, future leaders are directly guided by those who are already leading. Whether that guide is a parent, a priest, or a politician, everyone who learns to lead does so with the help of one who …Read More