What makes a party a great party? Plenty of food? The right venue? An ideal start time and a clear understanding of when it's time to go? All of these factors boil down to the host's competency as a host and how considerate they are in crafting the experience. In any (*read every) situation, leaders have the ability to function as a host or function as a guest. Leaders that understand the connection between their hosting ability and the influence they have in the collective tap into a team's potential and make contributing a whole lot more fun.