Are leaders born or made? It's an enduring debate, reminiscent of the "nature versus nurture" debate.
Some people firmly believe that leaders are born with innate qualities that influence and motivate others while others believe that leadership skills are learned and practised.
So which camp is right?
Actually both are. A recent study by the University of Illinois proves that leadership is about 30% genetics and 70% human development. This means that even if you don't naturally have the skills to be a leader, you can acquire them through learning and practise.
I bet you're thinking: "Why is this question even relevant to a website such as Eco Warrior Princess?"
I'll tell you why.
Because strong leaders are needed in sustainability now more than ever.
While Al Gore, David Suzuki and Jane Goodall are great examples of strong leaders, spearheading the sustainability cause on the world stage, we still need committed leaders to stand up and help the movement forward at the grass roots level.
CUE: CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP (CSL)
If you want to be a future change maker but feel you're either lacking in natural ability or need to boost your influencing skills, why not apply for the Centre for Sustainability Leaderships Fellowship Program?
This course is perfect for people passionate about sustainability and conservation, who want to improve their capacity to influence and drive the change they want to see in the world.
Now in its tenth year, this award-winning and industry-recognised program is the most successful of its kind - and it's coming to Queensland!
This sustainability leadership program will be held at the World Heritage Listed Paluma Rainforest where you get the chance to experience the endangered Great Barrier Reef and learn with a community of like-minded people, all wanting to make positive change for the future.
Check out this video to learn more:
HOW DO YOU APPLY?
To apply for the Fellowship Program head to www.csl.org.au/apply
Applications are open to residents Australia-wide and close THIS Sunday June 28.
So get on it today to avoid missing out!
Please share this information with your social networks. We'd like as many future leaders to be made aware of this program and be given the chance to apply before time runs out!