As entrepreneur Jason Fell says, he displays class, he is humble, and he leads by example. Class. When do you hear about Derek Jeter's steroid scandal or any scandal for that matter? Humbleness. Derek Jeter, of all people, has a lot to brag about. Have you seen his stats? Example. On and off the field, Jeter worked hard for the love of the game and for his team, the New York Yankees.
It is tough to come close to Jeter's skill set. But, next to this is his work ethic and leadership ability. In his time with the New York Yankees, Jeter was named captain in 2003. This role of captain is specifically given to leaders. Jeter received this honor. One can desire to meet the goals and actions of this great player. The toughest would be to compare to his leadership throughout his career.
One might ask if a leader must display all of the leadership skills. To me, the true leadership skills are determined by the qualities displayed by the leaders themselves. In Derek Jeter's case, these qualities are humbleness, work ethic, leading by example, and class. Derek Jeter is known for his accomplishments on the baseball diamond, but when all of the fame fades away, he will be remembered for his leadership qualities. Jeter says it himself, "Leadership is more about what you do, not what you say."