Becoming an effective leader is not a one-time thing. It takes time to learn and practice leadership skills until they become a part of us.

Taking time to analyze the habits of effective leaders is an important exercise allowing us to recognize both the good and the bad characteristics, in order to shape our leadership style.

Below are just five habits we can emulate:

1. Taking calculated risks;

2. Fostering a positive work culture;

3. Encouraging innovation;

4. Leading by example;

5. Remaining graceful under pressure.

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