Leading Through Difficult Times

Each day seems to usher in more bad news about the economy. It seems as if no business is left untouched. As we struggle to make our way we look to our leaders for direction. Today I had the good fortune to visit with a number of community leaders, as I do most days. Under intense scrutiny these members of our community, who today included Mayor Sonja Hawkins and the new president of UPMC Northwest, David Gibbons, are committed to leading their organizations and our community into the future with optimism. Clearly we identify them in their roles, but have you considered your role as a leader?

Regardless of whether it’s a team of many, a small business or only a few friends and family, chances are someone’s depending on you. Now is a great time to reevaluate how your treating those you lead. Are you considering what others are up against as you set out each day. Will you set a good example or join the ranks of those who would prefer to play the blame game, finding fault with our recognized leaders. If you’re up to it, take a look at what’s really important and find way to lift people up. Need a little help…http://tiny.cc/Vg9UB

1 comment

1 Holly L. Berlin { 03.30.09 at 11:11 pm }

Attitude is everything! There is nothing more powerful than having a positive “can do!” attitude. Lead by having that “can do” attitude and others will follow.