Just about every day, we read in the news where a CEO has been terminated or "resigns" due to poor performance and a lack of confidence by the Board of Directors. The CEO role - unlike any others in the organisation - has a dramatic impact on the financial performance and morale of the organisation. When they fail, everyone seems to pay, including employees, shareholders, customers, and Board members. Ironically, some of these failed CEOs were superstars in their CEO roles at other companies. It begs the question: What makes or breaks a leader? Is leadership an intrinsic trait? Are some people just born leaders or does leadership require skills that must be continuously learned and nurtured?