You’ve probably heard the expression “born leader.” The phrase implies that the qualities that make a good leader are innate—you’re either born with the skills it takes to be a leader, or you’re not. And it’s true that certain traits tend to be innate—such as charisma, humility, and a sense of humor. However, many key leadership qualities can be learned and improved over time.

What would you say makes a good leader?

Successful leaders demonstrate the following leadership qualities in their personal and professional lives, inspiring others to take action and set a course for future success.