The Odyssey is an epic poem written By Homer. It is the story of Odysseus and his adventure while trying to get home after the Trojan war.
Great leaders must have certain traits. Traits like courage, Intelligence, Wits or quick thinking, strength. Another good quality would be to be selfless and think of people you lead before yourself.
Odysseus showed great courage and strength in defeating the cyclops. "I drew it from the coals... lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye".
Odysseus shows his wits when the cyclops ask his name. "Nohbody: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me Nohbody." After Odysseus stabs the cyclops eye and gets away, the cyclops calls his brothers for help and when they asked the cyclops who did this to you, the cyclops said nobody did this to me and therefore his brothers did not help.
Odysseus shows how selfless he is when he is on the Circe's island. The Circe turned some of his men into pigs. "Eurylochus reports that Circe has turned Odysseus's men into swine and begs him to leave her island. Instead, Odysseus rushes to rescue his men."
Odysseus possesses the traits it takes to be a great leader. Traits like strength, courage, Intelligence and wits, and selflessness. This is why Odysseus is a great leader.