Few people are born leaders. Most need to learn the required skills, and then practice them throughout their lives.Leaders take initiative. They don’t wait to assume more responsibilities. Instead, they take on projects beyond their roles to develop new skills. And the more they do, the more they learn. Leadership entails critical thinking. Leaders anticipate problems before they occur, and develop ways to prevent them. Leaders listen well, which requires maintaining eye contact, avoiding distractions and responding appropriately. They appreciate feedback without becoming defense, and use it to improve their skills and ideas. When coworkers lose their passion, leaders energize and motivate. They see what people want and need. If an employee feels unappreciated for his hard work, a leader provides the right recognition. Leaders are disciplined, and they make sure their team is, too. For example, not only will a leader help organize the business plan that attracts investors, but she will also make sure the team knows the best way to present it. Leaders never stop learning. They see the value their employees bring into the organization, and help them flourish. Leaders delegate without micromanaging. Leaders resolve conflicts and handle difficult workers. If an employee brings a negative attitude to the office, a leader addresses it with that employee in private.