According to Dr Kalam, these are characteristics an ideal leader should have.
1. A leader must have a vision.
2. He must have the passion to transform this vision into action.
3. He must be able to travel into unexplored parts. A good leader, says Dr Kalam, never travels the paths explored by others.
4. A leader must know how to manage success and failure.
5. A leader must have courage to take decisions.
6. A leader should have good management skills.
7. Every action of the leader should be transparent.
8. A leader must work with integrity and succeed with integrity.