The unparalleled success of Sir Alex Ferguson who recently retired from football management at Manchester United, highlighted the impact that strong leadership can have on an organisation's performance. There can be no argument with the on-field success of the club under his leadership over almost three decades. Whether it was his man-management, tactical nous, or mind-games with other managers, Sir Alex seldom got it wrong. But what may be less obvious is the off-field impact he made in the business of football - knowing which player to buy and the best time to sell a player, promoting the brand of Manchester United to become global, and dealing with overseas owners. Sir Alex has shown, through his football management career, the positive impact of a strong leader who knows what he wants and can influence others to help implement this. So, the fourth trait of successful organisations is having a strong leader who can create a sense of greater possibilities for the organisation and then mobilise the team to accomplish them.