Natural Born Leadership: Activate your superhero
Ronald Reagan once said "The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." The ideology surrounding natural-born leadership illuminates a mythic persona innate in those that transcend the normalcy of transforming others reflective of Reagan's leadership rhetoric. Leadership researchers are pedagogically perplexed in their attempts to ascertain this romanticized declaration of identifying leaders as modern-day heroes. By some, the development of leadership traits is seen in a dramatic interlude by spectators whose resolve redirects the notion that leaders discern what needs to be done and "naturally" influence others to accomplish extraordinary tasks. Sam Walton provides insight into the nucleus of a natural born leader when he stated "Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish."