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					?Some leaders are born, while others are created. It's often difficult, especially as a
manager, to convince others to follow in our footsteps, but it is possible. Whether
you're a natural born leader or not, the following qualities can and should be nurtured
in order to enhance your leadership abilities.

Vision
Do you have a vision and are you able to share that vision with your team? Having a
vision means you know what path you want to take in order to achieve optimal end
results. Your communication skills must be strong enough to effectively convince
your followers that your path is the right choice given the current situation.

Dedication
Are you really dedicated to your work? Are you willing, if necessary, to spend extra
long hours at the office to get the job done? Your dedication will inspire your team
members to share the same level of enthusiasm.

Humility
Humility means being able to recognize that you are no better off than anyone else on
your team, regardless of your salary or job title. You're all human and you all make
mistakes. Your job status doesn't exempt you from error.

Fairness
A good leader needs to be able to make fair decisions regardless of how he or she may
feel personally about a given situation. Fairness means looking at the facts, not each
team member's personal opinions about them, and then making an educated decision.

Humor
Let's face it - laughter is the best medicine. People are happy when they are laughing,
and laughter eases tension and increases productivity (in moderation, of course).
Those stuck in a boring or hostile workplace won't accomplish much. Put your sense
of humor to work and keep the entire team happy.

These are, of course, only a few leadership qualities you should keep in mind but they
offer you an excellent place to start. Take a look at your day to day interactions with
your team and determine whether or not you need to tweak your leadership style.
Good luck!

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