CHAPTER 1

Calling All Leaders!—The Growing Leadership Shortage

Women hold up half the sky.

—Mao Tse Tung

My mother would say, “With your skills, with your languages, you can become the personal assistant of a CEO,” but she couldn’t quite imagine that I would become the CEO myself.

—WiSER Flavia

To achieve goals in a complex business environment, organizations need the best men and women leaders. Leaders are those who practice the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal. The title of leader is earned by demonstrating important qualities associated with leadership today. Peter Economy, an authority in the field of leadership, listed the following qualities of today’s best leadership: decisiveness, ...

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