Effective leaders periodically allocate time to identify and develop strategies for building on their personal strengths and identifying practical approaches to better communication. Effective leaders clarify priorities so that everyone in the organization can help achieve shared goals. As a leader, what are your priorities? Are discussions promoting the organization’s objectives? Do you demonstrate and discuss what is most important and help people keep their focus on the action steps that will ensure the organization meets its short and long term goals while living its values?