An effective leader identifies not only outstanding team players, but promotes them/acknowledges them in a way that makes the employee feel like a critical part of the team (which they are)!
I totally agree...the leader's success is directly related to those outstanding team players!
I thought it was interesting to learn that anyone can be a leader. There are many misconceptions that some people are just born leaders. Pamela, I agree, an effective leader will make everyone feel like they are accepted and part of that team.
You always have to make sure that all the team members feel valued and respected. You should also know when to change hats between being a leader and a coach and in som cases being both at the same time.