I believe you do not need a title to be a leader. We are all leaders, we lead at least one person, and that’s ourselves. When I’m asked what skills it takes to be a great leader, the first one I constantly come up with is listening. Good listening skills have so many benefits, greater number of friends, improved self-esteem, confidence, and better health and well-being. Studies actually show speaking raises your blood pressure, while listening brings it down. If you take a look at yourself, would people say that you have great listening skills? If not, I believe it’s worth learning..