Experts on leadership point to vision, people-management skills, and ability to handle finances well as key skills.
1. The vision for an organization gives its top priorities, and also its principles, its boundaries that people should not violate. The priorities will vary with the organization, but always need to be clearly defined and communicated.
2. The challenge of effective management is to choose good people, motivate them, and keep them from destructive quarrels. Expressing appreciation, emphasizing principles and the vision, and correcting those who fall short without creating animosity are all key skills.
3. In managing finances, as in other aspects of managment, a key is help form effective delegation of tasks, combined with diligent oversight.