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February 11, 2016 // 8:30 AM

40 Insanely Successful People Reveal the Leadership Qualities That Matter Most

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What makes a good leader?

Is it talent? Is it a prior track record of success in their field? Is it the ability to motivate? A penchant for mentorship? A flair for innovation?

Yes ... and no.

There are many leadership qualities that truly inspiring trailblazers possess, but there's no single formula you can point to and say,"There -- she's met all the criteria for being a great leader." Like so many other attributes in life, it's more of a "I know I when I see it" kind of thing.

And nobody knows leadership better than great leaders themselves. These 40 trailblazers have risen through the ranks and won hard-earned wisdom from the trenches. Their insights will inspire you and set a standard to strive for.

Leadership Qualities Explained by 40 Ultra-Successful Leaders

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Which leaders inspire you? Let us know in the comments below.

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