Effective leaders should also be goal oriented, keeping their eye on the prize, while setting high standards for their employees as well as keeping the work environment fun and exciting with incentives and positive feedback which inspires and motivates employees to want to be at work and do well which also results in long term success. Assigning duties to the most competent person as well as setting reasonable goals will produce the best quality of work and encourage people to be honest. In “Essentials of Contemporary Management” this is referred to as transformational leadership (Jones).
A good leader must also have great communication skills. Setting clear expectations of exactly what the goals are of the assignment and making sure that the person or persons understood is important for success. Good communication requires good listening skills and an open mind. Holding regular meetings in order to encourage input from others to see what’s working or not and then analyze and implement that feedback for future projects. Damage control and problem solving to make