In his attempt to gain an understanding of true leadership traits, Eich assembled a cadre of well-known successful leaders from academe, law enforcement, journalism, foreign affairs, and athletics. What he discovered was a common thread between them: a “true” leader recognizes his or her own fallibility, resists blaming others for unsuccessful choices, and seeks the continuous feedback of an adroitly-assembled team.
Eich, Ritch K.
"Playing Above the Breaks...,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol6/iss2/6