Leadership is a concept that has received tremendous attention recently because of issues and incidents arising from some business, government, and religious organizations. As a result, the public is demanding more effective leadership.
But what is leadership? Are leaders born or can leadership skills be learned and taught? How do leaders emerge? Does leadership differ from management? Do certain organizations stifle leadership? How many leaders can a single organization have? Do good followers make good leaders? Do leaders require specific experience or can they be generalists? This article will attempt to answer these questions.