There's a lot more to being a good leader than standing in front of a group and telling them what to do. Effective leadership includes communication skills, confidence, compassion, discipline, and the ability to connect with your audience. This guide discusses the characteristics a leader needs and suggests ways for readers to reach their goals. Readers will also understand why it's important to treat group members with respect and compassion, and conflict resolution is addressed. Sidebars break down important topics and help make this a well-rounded guide to becoming an effective leader.