According to the poem "If", there are many qualities one must possess to become a leader.
-One must be able to keep their "cool" even when everyone around them is "losing it."
-One must trust in them self, even when doubted by others.
- Don't lie, talk too educated, or concern ones self with hatred.
-You must be able to dream and think, but do not let either rule you.
-One must deal the same with failures as successes.
-You can deal with defeat and begin again.
-You will "go all in" with everything you have because you believe in it.
-You believe in everything about yourself, to the most minute thread of muscle and tendon.
-You can talk with anyone- Kings and common alike.
These are the things Kipling states one needs to be a man.