The hard truth is that the most trying of times tests the leadership mettle of individual executives like no other. It is what we do, how we share tough messages and what we stand for that will etch the real culture of the organisation into the minds of others.
Learning who you are - and demonstrating what you stand for, and what you will stand against - is as important a virtue as they come. To know one's own potential, you must know where you will draw the line in good times and bad, and how you will conduct yourself so that others will be willing to follow you.
Insights from "Taking A Stand When Character Matters Most".