A leader is effective if he/she listens well, effectively motivates and inspires, and supplies a team with solicitous vision and strategic direction. A leader is the one who leads by example and authorizes his followers. He profoundly understands the wants of the people whom he leads and unselfishly considers his activities and their impact on his followers.
I have implemented my leadership philosophy successfully by adopting the philosophy contained in Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey's Situational Leadership Model (2004). This two-dimensional practical approach leading teams and projects, presumes that different leadership styles are better in different situations, and that leaders must be flexible enough to adapt their style to the situation they are in. A good situational leader is one who can quickly change leadership styles as the situation changes. Most of us attempt to do this in our dealings with people: we try not to get angry with a new employee, and we remind forgetful people. The model doesn't apply only to people in leadership or management positions; all people lead others at work, at play, and at home.