One such leader is Sean Edwards, who recently endeavored into entrepreneurship as the founder and CEO of Lysi US, the US distributor for an Iceland-based fish oil supplement producer. Not to be outdone by this list, Edwards suggested to me these additional six skills that further differentiate exceptional leaders.
In the end, there are many ways to measure the qualities and characteristics of exceptional leaders. Moreover, every leader has and should leverage a unique personal and professional style and brand that is in line with the goals and mission of their organization.
So if you don't feel like you measure up to these traits, don't fret it -- your leadership style and the specific needs of your organization should be the measuring stick against which to compare.
By Peter Gasca Entrepreneur, consultant, and author @petergasca