The four main qualities discussed in Chapter 2 provide a strong base for the contemporary leader. Focusing on these attributes—trust, confidence, enlightenment, and tenacity—will help you be a distinctive leader and set an example every single day. They will also help you establish yourself among your peers, colleagues, and partners, no matter their level. In every interaction you have, whether one-on-one or in a group, in person or online, you must exude these qualities.

Simply having the traits to be a great leader, however, is not enough if your behavior does not support them. Every leader thinks he or she is trustworthy, confident, enlightened, and tenacious. Consistently showing it through actions ...

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