Leaders are always judged by others. The higher their profile the bigger the stage, and their words and their actions are magnified by the roles they hold.
X-factors are comprised of many things that work individually — and collectively — to help the leader. These include ambition, creativity, humor and compassion, as well as three more words that begin with “C” — character, courage and confidence. X-factors strengthen the leader’s commitment to doing what’s best for the team and the organization.
The sum of your X-factors attributes give you the foundation to do what you do better than anything else. It also lays a foundation of trust.
Trust is the bedrock upon which you build followership.
Adapted from MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership