“Leaders are born, not made.”
A little more 110 years ago this was the prevailing thesis about leadership. If you were an introvert or lacked the “common” traits of a leader, odds are you would never become one.
Luckily, this isn’t a prominent theory anymore. Instead, anyone can take classes, observe role models, and learn how to become a better leader. But how did we get to this stage of “eco-leadership”? And what, if anything, can we learn from the past century about different leadership strategies that were and weren’t successful?
The following infographic from Visual.ly takes readers back to the times of the industrial revolution. The visual displays the history of leadership strategies and how we arrived at the styles most commonly used today.
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