What is the primary job of a leader in the staffing and HR world? The primary job of a leader is to: give their direct reports, everything they need to succeed. This includes; equipment, time, supplies, nurturing them, helping them learn and grow, and teaching their reports how to be successful now and in the next level up and more. The idea here is simple, if the directs are successful, the leader is also. If you take care of them, they will want to reciprocate. In addition to all of this a leader must set the example with regards to conduct, honesty, integrity, and hard work. They old saying, "if you lead they will follow", is correct as long as you, as a leader have earned their respect and trust and to do so you must set the example. In other words you must not just talk the talk, but walk the walk. So if you want to be a good leader, take care of your people, and they will take care of you.