Recently, we had a speaker that made this statement: "Some people aren't made to be leaders." While I have a lot of respect for the individual that made this comment, I have reservations against this statement. It's dis-empowering. The statement suggests that skills are predetermined and bend towards the will of the Fates. We are not living in the time where leadership is only for the select few—some bastardized form of an oligarchy. We live in a society that espouses democratic values and equality. We can all be leaders. And if I'm wrong, I'd rather be wrong believing in people that be right being cynical.