In 2005 Development Dimensions International Inc., did a survey of 4,559 corporate managers in 36 industries.  Respondents we asked to choose only one quality that they felt was the most respected for leadership.  (Note: the table doesn't include all options listed)

Most Respected Leadership Qualities China USA/Canada
Ability to take a stand and make tough decisions 7% 7%
Creativity or innovation 16 4
Ability to bring in the numbers 30 36
Interpersonal skills (influence, coaching, networking, communication) 5 15
Ability to create a strategy or vision for success 7 12
Integrity or ethics 15 7