What makes a great leader? While amazing leaders take on a lot of different faces, there must be some quality they all have that helps them inspire others and achieve great things.

Roselinde Torres of Boston Consulting Group thinks she's found that secret sauce. Torres has spent years observing leaders who are thriving, taking note of their characteristics and the practices that enable them to grow their potential. Based on her observations, she has come up with three simple questions that she says will determine your effectiveness as a 21st century leader more than any traditional leadership program that's out there.

Great leaders are not head down. They see around corners, shaping their future instead of reacting to it.

Spend a few minutes watching the video and thinking about the questions, and then see how you can challenge yourself to be an even better leader—this week.

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