Leaders are made, not born, with the sole exceptions, to the best of my knowledge, being leaders of various religions in which the faithful subscribe to the idea that the leader was predetermined somehow, such as the Delai Lama, who is believed to be "born" by adherents of Tibetan Buddhism. Research strongly suggests that we are born with a tendency in some personality attributes, for example, shyness or risk-taking. We might also be born with various tendencies to "intelligences," such as musicality or logic. However, these are all tendencies, genetic combinations that may or may not be switched on by our environment, a process we call epigenetic. Even a person who is born with a good combination of leadership traits may or may not be subjected to an environment in which those traits are encouraged or called upon in some way. Additionally, what makes a good leader is often a question of context, with various times and places needing different kinds of leaders, sometimes a risk-taker, sometimes a steady hand at the helm. This implies that a born leader somehow magically finds his or her proper context, which is wildly unlikely to be the case in most instances. So, all in all, leaders are made, born with a collection of traits that may or may not be forged by the world around them, that may or may not called upon in the context in which they could be of use as leaders. A leader who is born is one whom people believe was born, logically implying that this is a question of faith, not a question of evidence supporting the belief.