Leadership moments are a real part of the life of almost every entrepreneur and CEO. Thing go wrong, circumstances unfold badly and difficult situations occur. Responding to these events calls for strong perseverance and persistence and a never die attitude. As a leader, we find ourselves under a microscope by our employees who are relying on their leaders. Honesty, transparency and authenticity all are needed to build and maintain trust in the organization.
“Leadership Moments” offers courage to business people facing uncertainty and opposition. As the contributors found from personal experience, leadership emerges when we trust ourselves, tap into inner wisdom, maintain our integrity, and always aim for the highest good. Anyone who remembers the moment when his or her life suddenly required an unprecedented leap of faith will appreciate the power of the stories in leadership moments: turning points that changed lives and organizations.
Each of the temperature reading authors took that late, despite personal risks and odds that defied success. Every situation this book represents a unique turning point, best described as a leadership moment.
As a contributing author to this book, I wrote about my own personal leadership moment that affected my company in the turbulent aftermath of 9/11. Our company focused on the hospitality industry found itself in marketplace that was absolutely stalled in all purchases being made for nonessential products in the hospitality industry were frozen. After realizing that we lost 30% of our revenue overnight we scrambled our team and launched several new initiatives to try to get things moving.
Ultimately, whether we are veteran managers dealing with far-reaching business issues, our new recruits feeling our way to complex corporate culture, everyone can say yes to a leadership moment.