The last few lines of this article sum up why I believe Russell Wilson is a great leader. He is such a great motivator, he knows who he is, and leads by example. Many people try to lead by a "do what I say not as I do" mentality. This just isn't sustainable for very long because people start to wonder why one doesn't practice what he/she preaches. Wilson is able to stay focused on what is important and believes in his teammates as well as trusts them. There aren't too many quarterbacks like Wilson around.