Studies bear out what HR managers have always known: some people are natural leaders. Extensive research from Korn/Ferry Institute reveals 67 different competencies which true leaders carry in common. Were they born with it? Was Joe Mauer born AL MVP? Whether it’s leading a team on the field or in the office, competencies develop over time, through learning and experience. If you decide you want to improve a leadership competency, you probably can. First, recognize something you need to work on; then, make the effort.