CHAPTER ONE

Become a Great Leader

“Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things—with resignations, yes, but above all with blazing serene hope.”

—CORAZON AQUINO

Leadership is the most important requirement for business success. In simplest terms, leadership is the willingness to be accountable for results, and then to fulfill that responsibility, no matter what the external situation or pressure.

A leader is someone who is willing to do what it takes to get great things done. It doesn’t happen on the first or second try. Leaders expect to fail over and over. They don’t like it, but they don’t quit when things don’t work out. In fact, it is during difficult economic times ...

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