This is an article from a popular practitioner magazine that describes five qualities believed necessary by the author to become an effective leader. This is a prescriptive article based on the author’s observation from his experience as a Human Resource consultant. The article is freely available on the magazine’s website requiring only a web browser for access. The article can be used as supplemental reading in an undergraduate course in management, organizational behavior, leadership, HR management, or related courses. There are no stated learning goals, references to academic literature, or other related learning resources or activities provided with it.