A leader is someone who leads or commands a group; an person that is followed by and motivates others. A leader serves his teammates and puts in just as much work to accomplish a goal, and sometimes more. A leader is to be trusted, because he/she is respected and respectful; a leader listens, observes the situation, plans, then implements or strikes! A leader knows how to fail, then learn from his/her mistakes; constantly improving on what is necessary in order to be great. Most of all a leader accepts the blame of failure by first criticizing himself; then critiques his team mates.