Leading means knowing your people

A quality leader has the ability to align people in the job, to maximize the individual's success and then by extension the group's success. In order to lead like this, you need to know your people and understand more than just their resume. Here is a question you can ask yourself, "Do I know one non-work related thing about each of my team?" -- I am personally working on this challenge. Start with your direct reports and just take a moment and write it down.