As a leader, your success is measured by the success and productivity of your employees. Your ability to inspire, empower and motivate your employees is critical to their development. Helping your employees reach their potential creates a culture of success and helps maintain a high level of productivity and morale. Leaders: • Build on talents and strengths of the team members • Have a high EQ (Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.) • Have effective communication skills • Deal well with conflict • Praise and coach team members on a consistent basis • Take care of themselves (Exercise, eat right, take breaks, etc.) Learn these 5 essential skills you must have to become an effective leader.