The great leaders I’ve known in my life are all uniquely powerful due to different skills and attributes. My Dad: quiet humility and steady execution. A former boss: nurturing with an ability to give others tough feedback. A client director I worked with recently: throws people in the deep end with trust, support and transparency. Each leader we know brings a unique set of skills and passion. Yet, what is shared amongst powerful leaders is authenticity, a clear understanding of who they are and what they care about most. When a leader possesses this clear understanding, we can perceive that. We can see the consistency in how they show up and with the initiatives they choose to pursue.