Confidence Once you’ve become a leader, doesn’t matter what or who you’re leading, everyone following you will expect you to know exactly what you’re doing. So you better act like it. Whatever you’re saying or whoever you’re instructing, say it like know one knows about that topic better than you. Exude absolute confidence, always. Know you facts Confidence is key, as said before. But all that confidence might go to waste if you’re not extremely well read up on whatever you need to do. Make it your top most priority to know true and correct facts about the situation in place. No one takes the leader seriously if they feel they’re more knowledgeable than them. Have a plan Plan out what you want to accomplish in the day and who you want doing what. If it is a race you’re the captain of, think ahead of time which runner will run at what position. If it is a robot you’re building for a science project, assign different aspects of it to different people on your team who you think are best suited. If you’re pitching a business idea to a company with your team, figure out beforehand, who will speak up when. Know your team If you want to be considered a good leader, you need to get along with everyone you’re leading. For that you will need to have an understanding with everyone on your team and be in touch with all of their strengths and weaknesses. So, make it a point to individually get to know everyone you’re leading. Be nice No matter how skilled you are at what you do, if you communicate your skills to others rudely or in an unnecessarily harsh tone, no one will consider them. Obviously, your team members will get on your nerves every now and then, but still pay special heed towards controlling your temper and being nice to the ones you’re leading, always.