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Great Leaders are Strong and Courageous in Tough Times


Guest articles > Great Leaders are Strong and Courageous in Tough Times


by: Alexander Mobley, MBA


In the process towards our goals and dreams, their will be tough times. These tough times come from situations and problems in family, business, and in our own personal lives. The secret to your leadership success in these difficult situations is for you to be strong and courageous during this process.

I am not talking about physical strength, I'm talking about mental and emotional fortitude. When a leader experiences failure, he must be strong. When a leader gets emotionally drained from hard work, he must be strong. When a leader gets disappointed, he must be strong. When a leader plans a goal, and his goal is interrupted by unexpected circumstances, he must be strong.

A great leader understands that he will experience tough times. With this awareness, he will be mentally prepared in advance to handle adversity effectively. As we develop our leadership talents, we will be able to anticipate more problems that need our attention, and will also be able to anticipate opportunities for success.

Leadership development allows the great leader to develop a quiet and peaceful strength. In other words, "great leaders are calm and confident in the most difficult situations". I understand that it is easier said then done to be calm and confident in some of these situations, but it's a "requirement" if you want to be a great leader in life and business.

While working on your goals, some of your plans may not work the way you expect. Just ask many leaders who received their pink slips this week. However, be willing to make adjustments to the plan, but keep your site on the dream and the vision that you desire for your life.

One last tip: As you make adjustments to your plan, envision the end result. This mental picture of your success is your daily inspiration.


Copyright GLE 2010. Author: Alexander Mobley, MBA


Alexander Mobley is a leadership expert and the founder of Great Leadership Enterprises (GLE). Please visit him at If you or your organization would like to have Alexander as a guess or speaker, please click here to Book Alexander or contact him at

Contributor: Alexander Mobley

Published here on: 18-Apr-10

Classification: Leadership



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