There are many ways to become an industry leader. Still, the root of all significant influence comes down to one thing: are you the kind of leader that you would follow? These are the questions I asked myself, especially as we began our successful clothing company. It is only through personal reflection that I realized that there were certain traits that I, too, had to develop to become a significant leader in my industry. Not every leader starts out perfect — they work to become as effective, as influential and as knowledgeable as possible.