Whether we’re applying for a position of status, or generally talking about attributes of great people – we tend to admire leadership qualities. But why is a leader such a desirable personality? Furthermore, why are we always encouraged to be leaders? Universities’ seem to cherish the idea of a student who is all rounded, but ignorant of those who have a passion and specialize in only one subject i.e the “nerds”. Yet basic economics suggests that specialization in a field is more effective and efficient.