Great Person Theory

Great Person Theory (also known as Great Man Theory) argues that the capacity for effective leadership is present at birth. Leaders become powerful and influential due to their extraordinary skills, intelligence, and/or charisma, not due to the environment or events around them. These leaders shape the world rather than being shaped by it. One could argue that Napoleon Bonaparte, Mahatma Gandhi, and Steve Jobs were all born leaders who changed the course of history due to their inherent qualities.

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