As a leader, you must be a visionary, and you must be well versed in management communication so that you can give your team the coherent, consistent message that the future can continue to bring positive change. You must also be consistent and you must not be a quitter. Nelson Mandela spent nearly 30 years in jail in South Africa, but he never stopped communicating his dream of a peaceful, multi-racial nation. And he amazed the world by becoming President of that nation.
People envy leaders in the workplace. After all, they may make more money, have a better office, or have more control over what goes on in the workplace. But excellent leadership doesn't just happen by accident. Leadership development can take years, and leadership duties include having superb communication skills, great decision-making skills, and the ability to see when team members need more information and then supplying it.