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When we are asked to think of a leader, someone who inspires us to do our best every day, a wide variety of different people come to mind. Maybe someone in your personal life, someone from a television show or movie, or a historical figure whose personality you greatly admire.

While the type of person can vary immensely, more often than not, they will all have a certain set of skills and personality traits that make them a good leader. According to recent surveys, many groups find that a good business leader will often have several or all of these characteristics.

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You've worked hard and paid your dues to finally earn an executive position. Hard work does pay off!

Just one minor drawback: Your new position may be bad for your health.

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Sports are a great distraction from everyday life. As a fan, there's nothing more thrilling than when your favorite team wins a championship. In many ways, a successful workplace is a lot like a championship-caliber sports team. Bear with us, it's not as crazy as it sounds.

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Target is one of the most successful and well-known retailers in the world. Their success is a result of the positive work environment they've created, where all employees know that their voices matter. Target's commitment to offering the latest products coupled with its dedication to giving back to the community, are few of the many reasons it's recognized as a great place to work.

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Facebook is one of the world’s largest and most successful social networking platforms, with the goal of bringing the world closer together. Your work at Facebook impacts billions of users around the world every single day. They live by the belief that “this journey is 1% finished” and that the work they’re doing has only just begun.

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