You don't inherit character or the ability to lead. Neither is it issued. You acquire it by taking an honest look at yourself. Then you set out to acquire those traits which you might lack. You improve those you already have, and you make the most of those in which you are strong. Work at them. Balance them off, and you're well on the road to leadership. Subordinates and Superiors expect the best in leadership and they rate it. Give them the best and you'll find that you (1) accomplish your mission and (2) have the willing obedience, confidence, loyalty, and respect of your team. In fact, you will have lived up to the official definition of a leader.
Now take a closer look at each one of those traits of character which a leader must have.
See how you stack up against these 14 well known character traits.
They are described and explained in detail on the following three pages:
1. INTEGRITY 2. KNOWLEDGE 3. COURAGE 4. DECISIVE 5. DEPENDABLE
6. INITIATIVE 7. TACT 8. JUSTICE 9. ENTHUSISIAM 10. BEARING
11. ENDURANCE 12. UNSELFISHNESS 13. LOYALTY 14. JUDGEMENT