How to Become a Leader and What Others Did It Just describe what it takes to be a leader. How other leaders did it and that’s it. Leaders are hard to find—at any level of your organization.
Leaders exhibit a unique blend of charisma, vision and character traits that attract people to follow them. They exhibit the other nine characteristics around which this article series was developed as well. But, mostly, as they exhibit these leadership traits and characteristics, they become the person that other people want to follow—even choose to follow given the opportunity. Respected leaders know that they can’t just walk into a room and say, “Hey I’m the leader.