An effective leader is:
1. Able: demonstrates competence, expertise, experience, and capability in getting the desired results accomplished
2. Believable: walks the talk of a core set of values, demonstrates honesty, and uses fair, equitable practices
3. Connected: interacts with staff, communicates and shares relevant information, provides praise, and gives recognition
4. Dependable: is accountable, takes responsibility for own actions, and consistently follows up
Without these four attribute, a leader is just a boss with authority instead of inspiration.