“What does it take?”
Most every time I'm with a leader or a highly successful corporate executive, I ask, "What does it take? What are the traits and characteristics that contribute most to your success?"
(A pretty good question, by the way. And it does help stroke the psyche of the person you ask. Try it. "Tell me why you are so successful. What does it take?")
Over the years, I've gathered these 28 bits and pieces I've listed below. (If you can add any, let me know.)