"…natural-born leaders...have an innate skill set conducive to becoming leaders. They are optimistic, selfless, and do not seek external rewards or glory."

Illustrating the author’s own journey to leadership, this autobiography/memoir was written to pass on experience gained by a lifetime of service. A young child at the time of the India/Pakistan partition, his family resettled in Pakistan. With those early years in turmoil, his parents were his teachers. Once the author entered school, his brilliant older brother became a role model. Challenged by his family, the author assumed responsibility for household duties and volunteered for additional tasks. On his father’s advice, Khan became a doctor serving in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and America. From experience gained, he declares it our duty to find out what we are capable of.

As if reading the short and prophetic wisdom of King Solomon, we discover the traits Khan considers significant to Natural Born Leaders (NBLs). They do not fear decision-making because they are not afraid of failure. They seek great success. They desire to motivate others because of concern for future generations. They must communicate confidently. The author defines self-confidence as informed intuition. This skill is of special value to any professional, especially a doctor.

Anecdotes in the book demonstrate how Khan’s clinical intuition grew via residency and hospital work. Frequently, he diagnosed a mysterious illness by recognizing body presentations. A hajj pilgrim was in the medical ward with the distinctive posture of tetanus but with no visible entry point of infection. It occurred to this doctor that the man might have hemorrhoids—which was the case. A decision maker, a role model, and productive person, Khan’s personal goal is always 100%. This 110-page, indexed book challenges readers to strive toward similar goals. The author also provides a self-assessment tool to help the reader determine if he/she already has, or can develop, the necessary gifts to be an NBL.

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