It is doubtful that someone is ‘a born leader’. While, they may have abilities that develop from a young age which help them to become effective leaders, it is generally accepted that leadership is a skill that can be developed.
As a coach or manager you must provide leadership for your team. The effectiveness of this leadership will vary depending on your level of skill and understanding of leadership concepts. There are several styles of leadership ranging from authoritarian through to compliant. Each has its purpose and appropriate application. The aim is to develop the style that best suits the situation.
Leadership can be defined as “the ability to achieve goals through the efforts of others while maintaining their cooperation, loyalty, respect and confidence”.