Know where you are going; understand the big picture; develop an over-arching plan.
Temper this with compassion - recognize your position in the community and address your corporate social responsibility.
Be entrepreneurial - seize opportunities to do business and make money.
Have a desire and drive to succeed - be energized, committed.
Recognize and respect your employees' strengths, talents and emotional intelligence; look to identify the great leaders.
Be positive, optimistic; overcome setbacks.
Be imaginative, inventive, curious; what shall we do next?
Be able to learn from the past, reinvent, regenerate, draw from what is good and discard what doesn't work.
Benchmark, measure and celebrate success.
Network and partner with others.