The techniques you use to be personally effective at work or home apply just as much to developing and sustaining you as a leader at work too. These include personal skills such as being assertive, understanding your personality or makeup and exploiting your strengths, realising the causes of stress for you and minimising them and their effects. You will have to be good at prioritising, and brilliant at communicating – to everyone, about everything they need to know to fulfil their role and feel ownership of your organisation at all stages – from early plans to disseminating and celebrating what has been achieved.