I recently ran across an interesting book by Jim Collins at a leadership conference I attended. His suggestion was that the main two characteristics of great leader are personal humility and fierce resolve. It is amazing how two seemingly completely different attributes are married within a level 5 leader.
But when we examine all great leaders, we notice these two traits. Also at this conference, I meet a leader with these two traits. He is current the Student Body Vice President and President of the Student Advisory Council here at BYU. I did not know about this until nearly half-way through the conference. He had such amazing humility, yet when you heard him speak, you felt the sense of motivation.
Look at good leaders around you and you will notice their personal humility and professional drive.