John Micklethwait talks about traits found in great business leaders in this insightful leadership talk. Micklethwait believes that it's tricky to define leadership, but it's easy to spot. He claims that while anyone can run a business in the most basic way, real business leaders set themselves apart with big ideas and ambition.
Micklethwait says that all great leaders need to be able to implement change or come up with great ideas. If they can't do this, then they need to be able to inspire it in others. He talks about leaders like Bill Gates, saying that there was a sense of immediacy to him. This, in his mind, is an example of a truly great business leader.
Micklethwait says that great leadership can often lead to industry-changing ideas.