Are leaders born? Researchers say ... maybe.
Research published recently in The Leadership Quarterly links the genetic makeup of identical and fraternal twins with leadership roles they have as adults. British and American scientists found that about a quarter of twins who reported having supervisory roles in their workplace share the same genetic component (genotype rs4950). The researchers speculate people might inherit leadership characteristics such as extroversion, problem-solving and a tendency to spend more time in school. Left unanswered--for now--is the role environment plays in developing leaders, which could be significant. In any case, next time you successfully motivate others on your team, you might thank Dad or Mom.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||May 1, 2013|
|Previous Article:||Women at the top: Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg weighs in with new book.|
|Next Article:||Brainfluence: persuading customers with Neuromarketing.|