Does your office have a great leader? Whether or not you’re in a leadership position, practicing strong leadership skills can offer a huge payoff. True leaders don’t wait for a shiny, new title to start leading. Prove that you are someone worth following, and—pretty soon—you’ll have a strong case to make when you want to move up! Here are seven essential habits that produce great leaders: 1. Lead and Inspire by Example Rather than Dictating – The greatest leaders are down in the trenches with you. Read more.