While interpersonal relationships are considered the medium through which leaders gain buy-in, trust, and the resources needed to reach their goals,  the importance of a leader’s ability to form strong relationships within his or her team cannot be understated.  As a leader, the more you strengthen your interpersonal skills, the better you’ll be able to motivate your team to reach common goals. To help accomplish this, remember to recognize and celebrate individual and team successes.  Simple acknowledgments go a long way.  Use them to reward people for achievements, meeting challenges, and upgrading their skills and knowledge. In addition, find opportunities to improve your interpersonal skills by walking around the office and engaging in team discussions.  This management practice will help you gain a greater understanding of your team and provide insight into the type of recognition people prefer.