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The Angle

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Last Page

28

Abstract

In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"It is often said that leadership is a quality that people are either born with, or are not. The skill of leadership can be installed on a willing student, but its real nuances, its true purpose and qualities cannot be learned. Leadership can be taught as a process of learned behaviors. It can be displayed as one would show a weapon. It can be exercised on cue and even assigned to others. But the virtue that others can rally around and place their trust in is an innate component of the human spirit. Yet throughout the history of the human race there are countless instances of seemingly reticent people asserting themselves in ways that would at first seem improbable and then totally impossible."

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