Last Week, Ash spoke with Joshua Schacter, the founder of the popular bookmarking website del.ici.ous. In their discussion, they spoke about various things, from how del.ici.ous was acquired by Yahoo!, to the future of autonomous cars. But the one thing that caught my eye was that they discussed whether leaders are born, or made, and then used that topic to talk about the increase of entrepreneurialism.
To me, I think there are some people who are definitely born with certain leadership qualities, however, everyone can be a leader in whatever they are doing. However, the reason some people do not step up to become leaders is that they are afraid to fail.
This goes back to my Ask Ash on success when I asked Ash why people are afraid to fail. He mentioned that self-doubt and criticism are some of the biggest reasons why people are afraid to fail.
On a personal note, when I was younger, I was afraid to try any leadership roles, such as being the president of a club, lead reporter for a magazine, etc. But when I went to college and interacted with new people, I started to take on leadership roles and realized not only is it fun, but rewarding.
Here is the link to the Ask Ash on Success:
Here is the link to the discussion with Ash and Joshua Schachter: