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Opinion: Leadership get off the hook in the sunshine, but when it rains… it pours…

There is a reflection of our time, our day and this moment we are living in. We are seeing the true reflection of character, of values and priorities. The reflection of what counts and what is defaulting. We are seeing what counts and what falls.

There is no middle-ground in a crisis. There is golden route to the next destination in a hectic storm, a hurricane and a tornado. No, there is only a focus on how to hold on the boat, steady it and ensure your vessel get into shore. It will not be easy, this pass and the passage across the angry sea will not be without effort and hard-work. However, you got to hang in there and secure the personnel, secure the ropes and machine. Just to be sure, that you will get through and not caught in a wave. That is where we are passing right now.

We are in the midst of a storm, in the midsts of terrible winds. Where we are seeing people cast overboard, we can decide to move-on or try to save them. We can decide if we want to salvage the hurt or secure the weight of the boat. We have to count stock of the inventory and the possible timeline to the next port. So, we got enough time and food in the pantry to move along. That is where we are at.

This is not easy, especially when there is only a spoken few who is used to he sea onboard and the vessel isn’t that sturdy. This was build for the sunshine, not the rain. This boat of ours wasn’t built nor prepared with guidelines, legislation nor protocol. We have to trust the Captain, the main-deck, that their orders are good and will lead us ashore. We just have to trust and continue.

That is not easy. It will never be easy. That is why the great leaders will steer in the midst of winds and high waves. They will push through and give us hope. Even as everything seems dire, everything is grim. The fog, the wind and the waters seems more dark than ever before. Still, the Captain says the words and orders. You follow. You listen and take note. That is all you got to do. Because, you believe this man will take you there.

However, by that example. If the Captain is reckless, is beneath the office and beneath the character, which is needed. The boat will not be steady, the supply will run low and the moral will be dead. The ropes will not be taken care off and the course will be shifted. The risks are for failure even more astute. As the staff, the people are not prepared. The winds, the currents and the trust of leadership is breached. The ones onboard will fear the next turn, the next twist and the possible sinking gets there.

Because of this, the need for steady leadership is there. It is no other way out. This crisis needs that, it need the trust and understanding of the possible outcomes. An understanding of how to get away from the storm and get to port. Get ashore and be reassured along the way. Since, this sort of ride, this sort journey is hectic, nervousness and stressful. There is no short-cut, no way of turning around without getting the sea-water right in your face. That is where we are and we just got to deal with it.

Therefore, at this point of time. At this part of the journey, we will see the real leaders, we will see the Commanders among men and the ones who are followers. We will see the true ones destined to lead and the ones destined to failure. However, in this rain, we will see who gets a grip and who manoeuvrer quickly. Who has the courage and the ability to grasp the sincerity of the task at hand. That is what we will see.

The others will let the boat sink, they will let the vessel be damaged and hope someone else path up the hurt. That is not leading anything, but letting the buck stop and hoping someone else picks up the slack. That is mismanagement and destruction without taking responsibility. In reality, you see who has it and who doesn’t have it. Who can act upon the pressure and who collapse. Peace.

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