Talents are special natural abilities or aptitudes.
Skills are abilities coming from one’s knowledge.
Leadership is a skill, not a talent. Anyone willing to learn and continually practice this skill. If Malcom Gladwell is right in Outliers, anyone willing to put in 10,000 hours of learning and practice being a leader, can become a world-class leader. That’s all it takes.
If you want to be a leader, do the work. Master the skill. Find projects at work or outside of work where you can practice leadership.
Don’t tell yourself you don’t have the talent to be a leader, no one does. But you can develop this skill. You can master the skill, and you have it in you to be the next world-class leader.
Until next time,
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