Leadership Traits
From the US Marine Corps

Bearing
Creating a favourable impression in carriage, appearance and personal conduct at all times.

Courage
The mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but enables a man to proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness.

Decisiveness
Ability to make decisions promptly and to announce them in clear, forceful manner.

Dependability
The certainty of proper performance of duty.

Endurance
The mental and physical stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress and hardship.

Enthusiasm
The display of sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of duty.

Initiative
Taking action in the absence of orders.

Integrity
Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principles; includes the qualities of truthfulness and honesty.

Judgement
The ability to weigh facts and possible solutions on which to base sound decisions.

Justice
Giving reward and punishment according to merits of the case in question. The ability to administer a system of rewards and punishments impartially and consistently.

Knowledge
Understanding of a science or an art. The range of one's information, including professional knowledge and an understanding of your cadets.

Tact
The ability to deal with others without creating offense.

Unselfisness
Avoidance of providing for one's own comfort and personal advancement at the expense of others.

Loyalty
The quality of faithfulness to country, the Corps, to one's seniors, subordinates and peers.