It is true that everyone possesses different skills, and it seems that some people are born for leadership. In truth, with desire, coaching, and practice, leadership skills can be learned. Michael Jordan did not make his high school basketball team, but with internal drive and continued practice, he became one of the greatest players ever.
This is true of leadership skills. It may not be possible to change a person’s basic nature (being an introvert or extrovert, for example), but it is possible to learn skills and to maximize the desired characteristics, while minimizing the less desirable (this is task specific).
There are many leadership “styles” that can be effective, and each leader can learn to use his or her own skill set to the best advantage. The only element that cannot be taught is desire.
Source: The Toyota Way, by Jeffrey Liker