The leadership gene
The topic of leadership and genetics has been discussed and researched since the concept of leadership was created. Research efforts have turned to exploring the link between the two. Are leaders born or made? This is going to sound cliché, but so far, genetics is still considered a big factor in determining the formation of leaders. But not everyone thinks the same way. There might be some truth to it, but factors such as experiences and social dynamics are also important in leadership.
There is no single factor that determines a person's ability to lead.
Each factor is important to some degree.
Some scientists feel strongly about genetic and biological factors and their relationship to leadership. Interest in the link between genetics and leadership is sparked by people in the same family who assume leadership positions in society.
The Kennedys and the Bush family are two examples. More than genetics, science is also concerned with the biological and physical traits that leaders possess. There are studies that show how genetics contribute to a person's physiological and psychological functions. These will eventually affect a person's cognitive and behavioral traits, which determine whether the person is fit for leadership. Hormones and chemical changes in the body affect a person's cognitive functioning, a very important aspect of leadership.