I think the most important characteristic in leadership is honesty . As metioned in the article above , leader never accomplish extraordinary things by themselves. All the extraordinary things need to be accomplished by a whole team. Accordingly, the leader must be trusted by his or her constituents so that all the team members will be willing to struggle for the shared vision or dream . If they do not trust their leader, they will not believe anything said by the leader. “If you do not believe the messager, you will not believe the message.” Therefore, leadership is a relationship between the leader and the followers. I also ever worked with a leader who is not trusted by other team members. I did not trust her either. It was really exhausted while working with such a leader, since I did not know what was her real attitude or thought. I felt unsatfe when working with such a person, especially when he or she was my leader.