From the moment we have the ability to consciously make choices, we start displaying some of the traits we can characterize as leadership. For example, even the newest of our kind, too tiny to walk, roll over, or even open their eyes, will begin to demonstrate the need to connect, influence, and participate in their own destiny — albeit they use coos and cries, not what we usually ascribe as leadership traits or actions (at least in most instances!). Later on, as toddlers, children begin to showcase more sophisticated behaviors that can be characterized as leadership. For example, some toddlers take the reins of their environment more easily and start to take noticeable initiative, usually manifesting in words like no and no and no…no. It is so cute at first…then it isn’t.