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70 SMT Magazine • October 2016 by Albert C. Yanez Sr. ASTEELFLASH How is a leader defined, especially a leader in the EMS industry? Leaders follow a few basic principles, no matter which industry they work in. One could define a leader as an individual leading a group of individuals towards a clear- ly defined goal. A broader perspective, as Bob Reina, CEO of Talk Fusion explains, would de- fine leadership as "with having a selfless heart and always being willing to reach out and lend a helping hand." At Asteelflash, the leadership principles we embrace are: • Self-Evaluation: Evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses as well as others' strengths and weaknesses will definitely help deal with any type of situation. • Relevant Skills: Leaders do not have to be the most technical in the workplace. However, maintain a high level of compe- tence in the industry you're active in will create a legitimate relationship of respect. • Know Your Employees: Know their name, what they like to do after work and most important, how they react to situ- ations. Indeed, knowing your collabora- tors' personalities will help by saving time and avoiding issues; it will enable you, as Defining a Leader FEATURE

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