WASHINGTON - JUNE 16: Yankee Derek Jeter at the Washington Nationals - New York Yankees game, which the Yankees won after 14 innings of play, on June 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. R

One of the things that makes a "great" leader so, well, great, is that they're hard to come by. Most everyone who has held multiple jobs (regardless of industry) would probably say they've worked somewhere where the leadership was "poor" or somewhere close to that level of quality. Few would probably say they've ever had leadership that is great. Most would settle for "good."

According to FleetOwner, good leaders do the following:

1. Accept feedback

2. Communicate well

3. They're able to motivate

4. Empathize with their staff when things go wrong

5. Acknowledge when they've made a mistake

6. Develop their workers to make them better

7. Stay focused

8. Can work independently, but also accept help

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