Given the central role that leaders play in an organisation, the question foremost in most people’s minds is what constitutes a good leader? A good leader has focus on self, focus on others and focus on the wider world. Focus on self includes self awareness and self control. Focusing on others means the ability to display cognitive empathy, emotional empathy and empathic concern. A leader must also have the willingness and capability to build relationships with others. Focusing on the wider world means a focus on strategy and being innovative. All of these traits of a modern leader can also be learnt and are not necessarily inborn.