Vision: A leader knows where they stand, where they want to go, and would involve the team in the charting of a future path and direction.
Honesty & Integrity: Leaders have people who believe them and walk by their side down the path they wish to tread.
Inspiration: Leaders are usually inspirational and help their team understand their role in a bigger context.
Communication Skills: Leaders always keep their team informed about the occurrences of the present and the future and the obstacles that stand in their way.
Ability to Challenge: Leaders are those that challenge the status quo. They have their own style of doing things and working problems out. They are the ones with the ability to think outside the box.