Two things are required to be a leader.
One consists of intangible qualities such as self-confidence, character, charisma.
The other consists of knowledge, skills, and competence so deeply ingrained as to become second nature—it’s “in the bones.”
But can these two aspects of leadership be taught?
If you’ve come to this page, you are already self-selected for leadership. You already have that aspiration and feel the potential within yourself to grow into a leader. You already possess, to some degree, the character needed. This does not mean you have no more growing to do. But it does mean you are already in a position to profit from your experience, both in the classroom and then on the job.
But what about the second factor—knowledge, skills, and competence? That is where education comes in.
No one is born a conductor. You know the old saying: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?’ Answer: “Practice, practice, practice.”
That’s true in all walks of life. If your goal is to lead not symphony orchestras, but Fortune 500 companies, the same rule applies.
TheBestSchools.org can help you to take the first steps down that road. To do so, click on and then read the following article: The 20 Best Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership Degree Programs.
We look forward to seeing where that road will take you in 10 or 20 years’ time.