To be effective as a leader means communicating what it is you want, need, and expect people to do in such a manner that they respectfully do the tasks or activities involved. Leading people can mean directing them to perform specific new activities or tasks they've done before. Whatever the case, an effective leader makes people feel good about themselves and in the work they do. Effective leadership also combines technical or subject knowledge with listening and people skills, and takes some time to master. Organized, qualified, and successful managers will always do well.