Arguably leadership approaches may be different in good times versus challenging times. Many would likely agree that it is easier if the obstacles are fewer and the barriers are smaller. When you consider economic conditions, changing government regulations or even declining interest in a product or service, leadership may be required.
People may take for granted the definition of leadership, they may make assumptions about the requirements, and they may not realize the tenacity required to perpetually move an organization forward. They may praise and publicize the good times and try to hide or minimize the bad.
Leadership has challenges and it is about navigating the calm and the stormy, the easy and the hard, but it is always about rising to the occasion. It seems that changing conditions will bring out doubters. Critics will appear when there is progress. Envy will show up when there is success, but nothing will appear when an organization is stuck.
When is leadership required?
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker, and coach that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is the author of the newly released book, Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at DennisEGilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.