The traits of a leader
Competency - Their actions must be based on reasons and moral principles, and they must not make decisions based on childlike emotional desires or feelings.
Visionary - Leaders must have in mind the goals that they have for the future, and also any future plans for the whole group.
Inspiring and Enthusiastic - It is extremely important that a leader motivates the whole group to be on task, and motivate them to do their assigned task well. If a leader isn't motivating and inspiring, the whole work-flow of the group may collapse, and possibly resulting in dire consequences.
Endurance - Being a leader that endures throughout the whole course of the project is also an important trait. Without endurance, a leader might probably stop and give up when he encounters any obstacles. But if he endures and perseveres, he will be a leader that will not give up, and motivate the rest of the group to move on and never give up, even if they encounter any obstacles.
Integrity - A good leader will also display sincerity and integrity. These traits are extremely important, as the followers will place more trust in their leader, if he displays sincerity and integrity. Integrity is thus important for moving the whole group, even motivating them to complete their assigned tasks.
How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful conditions?
My response : A good leader will naturally manage crisis under stressful conditions, in a civilized manner, that does not affect the rest of the group members psychologically, and stress them further. A group leader will naturally solve problems that he encounters, with good logical thinking, and see which is the best way out for his whole group.
Source : Clark, D. R. (1997), Character and Traits in Leadership. Retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadchr.html