Leadership versus the Perfect Robot Manager

A few years ago, students at UBI (United Business Institute in Brussels) where given the choice between a course on leadership or entrepreneurship. Almost all of them choose leadership. This confirmed our perception that people remain fascinated by the alpha-wolf. As we all know the wealth of a nation is its entrepreneurs but history is made by leaders, good or bad. Whatever, leaders exercise a sort of fascination. The recent American series, “The house of cards” is about an alpha pair. Alphas my achieve their status by means of strength or aggression or through social efforts and building alliances within a given group.

There are mainly two classical discussions related to the subject. Are human leaders born that way or can people be trained to become leaders? If so, will they be as efficient? The second question is the difference between leaders and managers.