The old school of leadership promotes a paradigm that a leader is one who exhibits significant control over their staff/team. However, our more recent understanding of high performing leaders are leaders that know their people and work to create an environment where staff can live out their potential and team work prevails. These effective leaders build trust, develop a feedback culture, foster a culture of engagement and empower their staff to excel with their talents and strengths. They use powerful questions to engage and gain multiple perspectives and solutions. They have formal and informal regular dialogue regarding staff performance. They lead by example and live out the organization's values. They are interested in "How" an employee works as well as "What" the employee produces. They develop the skill of giving constructive feedback and delegation. And lastly they become experts as "Leading and Managing Change" and sharing credit.