These accolades do not go without hard work and dedication. To become an effective and authentic leader, Blessed Teresa had to face a great deal of criticism while at the same time gaining support from those who needed her most. Pope John Paul II summarized her achievements and good leadership qualities by describing how she was able to help people selflessly. She has said that her prayers and endless hours of meditation and contemplation to the Holy Trinity were her strengths (Wikipedia, 2006). Of course drawing strength from the force of prayer may not be possible for all leaders and managers but it does set an example for others to follow if the nature of the organization depends on prayer and meditation. With her leadership and determination, the Missionaries of Charity founded by her operate 610 missions in more than 123 countries supported by well over 100,000 volunteers. These missions include hospices and home for AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis patients, orphanages and schools. Even after her death the image and the symbolic position of Mother Teresa helps individuals to be motivated enough to emulate her example in one way or the other. The Saint of the Gutter fought endlessly over the issues of family planning, mainly abortion and artificial contraception. She did not address the masses alone, but spoke to high-level officials and dignitaries at the national and international levels. Mother Teresa took great interest in other important issues.