Leaders are not what many people thinkâ€“people with huge crowds following them. Leaders are people who go their own way without caring, or even looking to see whether anyone is following them. â€œLeadership qualitiesâ€ are not the qualities that enable people to attract followers, but those that enable them to do without them. The include, at the very least, courage, endurance, patience, humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, determination, a keen sense of reality, and the ability to keep a cool and clear head even when things are going badly. This is the opposite of the â€œcharismaâ€ that we hear so much about.