During the darkest times strong leaders shine the brightest. Successful long term investors like Sir John Templeton and Warren Buffet “buy at the point of maximum pessimism.” That’s how they created incredible value and wealth.

Successful team and organizational leaders invest in leadership development when it’s most needed. Now’s the time to engage and energize front line staff, and counteract all the gloom and doom pervading our news media. We have to find innovative new ways to build customer service, increase strategic focus, and use our precious and limited resource – time – more effectively. Do this and you can revitalize and reshape your team/organizational culture, and involve everyone in streamlining operations. Tough times don’t last, but tough leadership does.

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