Posted by: bluesyemre | July 25, 2013

Learning To Be a Remarkable Leader (Leading From the Library)

  • Who doesn’t want to be a remarkable leader? Such leaders manage to combine powerful thinking and feeling skills. However, getting there is hard. Only about twenty percent of leaders are remarkable. What does it take? One of the long-lasting debates in the field of leadership is whether leaders are born or made. According to Dr. Karol Wasylyshyn (pronounced WA-SA-LISH-IN), a leadership researcher who combines expertise in business and psychology, it’s neither one. She believes that when the forces of education, experience, and behavior come together in the right blend, under the right conditions, a remarkable leader may emerge. Of those three dimensions, Wasylyshyn believes that the most critical factor in determining a successful leader is behavior. Education and experience can produce someone who is smart and situational, but for most leaders, based on her experience providing coaching to hundreds of corporate executives, it is the wrong type of behavior that keeps them from being remarkable. It helps to know the three different types of leaders, and how to work toward being the remarkable type.


  1. Interesting. I just recently read Plato’s Republic, in which Socrates talks about the ideal leader being both born with certain traits and trained from childhood in the proper knowledge and behaviors expected of a leader. Two and a half millennia later, and we still find ourselves debating the same topic and arriving at the same conclusions.

    Good post. Thanks for writing it.


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