When you walk the talk on leadership management, you inspire others to do the same. In this episode, Vikas Khorana, president of Ntooitive Digital, talks about the experiences that led him to become a good leader, and how he’s still learning to be better every day. We all need people who are invested in our success, and this episode will help us identify the right people to work with and become the right leader for them.

Leadership is an important part of success.

In the workplace, leaders are responsible for setting the tone and direction of an organization. They are tasked with motivating employees to achieve organizational goals, fostering a positive workplace culture, and making decisions that will benefit both the company and its employees, even if that means investing in people and helping them move forward in their careers beyond employment at your company.

So what exactly does it mean to be a leader? Well, it’s not as simple as just being in charge. Effective leaders have character traits like communication skills, visionary thinking, emotional intelligence, decision-making abilities, and adaptability that help them perform their roles effectively.

As a leader, you are responsible for creating an environment that inspires your team to be their best professionally and personally. The way you lead can make or break your team’s productivity and morale.

Here are three characteristics of an effective leader that walks the talk:

Communication skills. Your ability to communicate effectively is the cornerstone of any successful relationship, and it’s just as important in the workplace. Good communication means being able to express yourself clearly and succinctly, whether through email or in person.

Visionary thinking. You need to be able to see where your team is going as well as where they’re coming from. This allows you to set goals that are both achievable and beneficial for everyone involved—you’ll never lose sight of what matters most because you’re always working towards something bigger than yourselves!

Emotional intelligence. It may seem counterintuitive at first glance, but emotional intelligence is actually one of the most important traits a person can have when they’re leading others—it’s all about being able to identify feelings accurately (and then taking action based on those feelings). Knowing how others are feeling allows you to know what they need from you.

One of the most important ideas to remember is that in order to recruit and retain top talent that can help you hit your goals, you will need to invest in yourself as a leader and invest in your team.