When I began my work as a soft skills developer, I saw a need that wasn't being addressed. More to the point, I realized our tools to address the problem were either ineffective or non-existent. The need I saw was that people lacked the skills to work and live in productive harmony together. This observation is linked to a more pervasive problem, that our culture struggles to cultivate, nurture, and celebrate effective leadership. But why do we do this and how can we correct our culture? First let's dive into what effective leadership looks like and why it even matters.