Leadership SkillsThere are specific skills someone must master if they want to be a leader.
- Effective communication - it's more than just being able to speak and write. A leader's communication must move people to work toward the goal the leader has chosen.
- Motivation - a leader has to be able to motivate everyone to contribute. Each of us has different "buttons". A leader knows how to push the right buttons on everyone to make them really want to do their best to achieve the leader's goal.
- Planning - the leader has a plan to achieve the goal. He/she doesn't get too bogged down in the details, that's what managers are for, but rather uses a high level plan to keep everyone moving together toward the goal.