Learning to lead people requires many skills. These include coaching, communication, human relations, management, motivation, organizational development, psychology, supervision, team building and time management. Leaders need to possess a positive attitude, persistence, perseverance and the willingness and ability to accept failures and mistakes as part of the learning process while keeping an open mind and looking for ways to improve. Starting with a vision, executives want to help develop their people by delegating responsibility and holding them accountable for their actions and behaviors. Leaders are goal directed and self motivated while exercising and inspiring initiative. They possess and exhibit genuine self confidence, have the ability to concentrate, see situations as they really are and evaluate them properly. Creativity and imagination are characteristics as well as the ability to make decisions and act upon them. In addition they are caring and concerned about people while knowing how to motivate them to action.