Being able to inspire others and being prepared to do so.
Effective leadership is based upon ideas whether original or borrowed, but won't happen unless those ideas can be communicated to others in a way that engages them enough to act as the leader wants them to act.
The leader is the inspiration and director of the action. He or she is the person in the group that possesses the combination of personality and leadership skills that makes others want to follow his or her direction.
My shared thoughts after being inspired last night in a long discussion with WUSV/SV President Professor Dr Messler.