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Best-Selling Author Susan Sly concludes this leadership development series by exploring the “leaders are made” argument in response to the question as to whether leaders are born with these qualities or whether they are developed over time.

Scottsdale, AZ. — March 30, 2016 — Best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Susan Sly recently published the last article in her leaders born or made series, “Leadership Development: Are Leaders Born or Made? Part 3 – The ‘Leaders Are Made’ Argument.”  In this part of the series, Susan shares how the ‘leaders are made’ group argues that – while people can be born with leadership traits – a leader is made through training and leadership development experiences.

She further elaborates that those on this side of the argument say that there is no way a person can be born with all the necessary traits and characteristics to be a true leader. They contend a person can be born pre-disposed with the features that make a person ripe for leadership, but that leadership development is still needed.

Susan then ends her analysis by indicating her full examination of this question showed this was in fact where most experts seem to settle—that leadership is 1/3 ‘born’ and 2/3 ‘made’.

The entire article can be found here:

About Susan Sly

Susan Sly is an author, speaker and entrepreneur. She has been featured on Lifetime Television, The CBN, ABC Family, The Morning Show in Australia and in the fall of 2015 will appear on CNN, Fox and CNBC. She is the author of several top self help books including the highly acclaimed book about women having it all – The Have It All Woman and Organize Your Life. She has co-authored the best selling book – Soul II Success with NY Times Best Selling Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul – Jack Canfield and is working on another book collaboration featuring Sir. Richard Branson. Susan has also been featured alongside Rich Dad Poor Dad Author, Robert Kiyosaki, in the movie – Rise of the Entrepreneur and in Sharon Lechter’s Book – Think and Grow Rich for Women.

 Susan is a passionate philanthropist, working with World Vision Cambodia on a special project liberating girls from trafficking. She’s had other strategic collaborations with the UNHCR, Make-A-Wish and Sistering in Toronto. Susan’s projects have focused on the welfare of women & children. Most importantly Susan is a mother of five children and loving partner to her husband, Chris. She truly believes with a positive mental attitude we can have it all.




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