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11 Habits of Remarkably Likable Bosses

Source | www.inc.com| By| Marcel Schwantes

Are leaders born or made? That’s the age-old question. Since that question is above my pay grade, why don’t we ask a bonafide psychologist to rest this case?

Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Claremont McKenna College and the author of over 100 books, book chapters, and research articles in the areas of leadership, organizational psychology and social psychology.

Riggio writes in Psychology Today, “To cut to the chase, the answer is: ‘mostly made.’ The best estimates offered by research is that leadership is about one-third born and two-thirds made.”

That’s certainly good news for the majority of us dedicated to developing the right skills to lead our tribes. And those skills are mostly relational — they are people or “soft” skills.

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