Countless books and articles have been written on this subject, and everyone has an idea of what qualities they expect to see in a leader. Here's our take.
Great leaders have a very clear idea of what they want and how they're going to accomplish it. And they can clearly explain those goals to anyone and everyone.
You can recognize great leaders by their air of calm assurance that they'll always be successful in the end, even when things don't go according to plan. This is not the same thing as arrogance, cockiness or boastfulness.
Great leaders don't waffle back and forth when making decisions, or change their orders from one day to the next. They make up their minds, then make a total commitment to seeing it through.
As the sign on President Truman's desk said, "The buck stops here." Great leaders take responsibility for everything under their command, and don't blame others when things aren't going...