Principle 2: Leaders are Made not Born
The most important element in the development of leaders is the principles experienced and/or instilled in them during their early years, irrespective of class.
These principles may be inspired by either their determination to bring themselves and their families out of the poverty trap; from those better off having empathy for, and a desire to help, those worse off than themselves; or those with a vision of a potential future and working towards it through technology or other means.
Physical characteristics help but are not essential. The ideal of the tall, slim male with a good head of hair and deep voice is rarely met in most prominent leaders. The average fit is around 75% of the ideal. With leaders such as Winston Churchill and Ghandi in particular bucking the trend.
Essentially anyone can be a leader. The main requirement is having the commitment, energy, strength, passion, and focus to create change.