Est. time: 21 min

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines leadership as "the act of leading, providing direction and guidance." This definition while brief, is quite complex. The act of leadership, especially in a work environment, requires that "the leader" take accountability for not only providing direction, but for setting a tone of respect, collaboration and open communication. Equally as important, subordinates must believe that the leader has something to offer and have trust in his or her ability to guide them forward. This is no easy feat for a leader. He or she must learn how to interact with each individual to their specific personality type, be inspirational and set an overall positive tone in the workplace. In this tutorial written by Jared Koesten of the KOHR Group, you will learn the following objectives: Understanding how to lead different people by different styles; Maintaining positive employee relations; and Communicating Effectively.