After years of observing leaders, reading about pathfinders and trail-blazers, and being a leader myself, here are the top three traits I attribute to world-class leaders. First, they have a high degree of self-knowledge. Socrates knew what he was talking about when he said, “Know thyself.” Second, they manage to stay focused. Most companies and leaders never reach their full potential because they spread themselves too thin and attempt to do too much. Finally, great leaders are able to have hard conversations with their fellow owners, associates, customers/clients, and others. Speaking the truth in love is a huge leadership differentiator. Which of these traits do you think you already possess? What do you think you need to work on?