Some organizations state there are 7 core skills of a leader. These are: 1. Relationship Building, 2. Agility & Adaptability, 3. Innovation & Creativity, 4. Employee Motivation, 5. Decision-Making, 6. Conflict Management, 7. Negotiation. However, effective leadership is far more a study of core principles. The totality of successful leadership is a blend of proper attitudes, cognitive perception, self-disciplines, intuition and soft/hard skills.