I told you the secret of being a Great Leader in Chapter 1. Let me repeat it here.
To be a Great Leader, you have to be successful at achieving change—important, consequential change in the results for which you are responsible. Making change successfully is a leader’s greatest challenge.
In this chapter, I want to share with you the secret of becoming a Great Leader. The secret is that there are five qualities Great Leaders share and that you can, to a degree, develop within yourself.
As shown on the top of the Leadership Pyramid, they are:
Being an intelligent risk taker
Having an appetite for top talent
Developing the “helicopter view”
Exhibiting the “sparkle factor”
In this chapter, ...