A leader is a person who must have the abilities to coach others (followers) as mentioned in the readings. Remembering that each person they encounter can possibly have a different background and not all will be easy to work with. A leader must have confidence and be knowledgeable in all areas related to the work they are doing. They need to promote collaboration with all colleagues. They should have the ability to make decisions that everyone can benefit from. Be able to delegate duties so any given project or assignment is manageable. Must be flexible and be able to realize that not all people work the same. Make clear and attainable goals. A leader must be approachable. The last thing you would want is to have a leader whom no one wants to talk to.