1. Selflessness: people want to follow a leader who puts the mission and others in the unit first... people can see right through a selfish, careerist oriented boss.
2. Self-discipline: to achieve excellence takes much self discipline... hard work, not cutting ethical corners, physical conditioning, secondary education, etc. requires "SD"
3. Moral Courage: leaders must have courage to make tough decisions... decisions about people and decisions that others may disagree with.
4. Mentor and be mentored: the great leaders I have read about, all had folks who they learned from... Proverbs says wise men listen to advice and seek understanding.
Written by Don Bacon