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How to Take Responsibility in a Crisis

If you’re a leader, it isn’t enough to take responsibility for your own mistakes. You’ve got to step up and be the spokesperson for your people when things go wrong, too. And it’s true—the blame might belong to one person. But if they’re on your team, you have to take ownership.

Instead of assigning blame, focus on fixing the problem at hand. It takes real leadership to take the focus off one individual and choose to move forward for the good of everyone around you.

There’s one particular story that will inspires me to take responsibility no matter what. Read on to learn how even Johnson & Johnson, one of the most visible companies out there, took control when their Tylenol was laced with harmful chemicals.

How to Spread Thankfulness

The holiday season is finally here, and I just love it. This is a very special time of the year; it reminds us to be thankful for all that we have, no matter how big or small.

But if you want this feeling to be a large, powerful part of your life, don’t just be thankful in the last quarter of the year. Carry this spirit with you for all 12 months. The older you get, the more you realize how having an attitude of gratitude adds meaning to your life.

Find the motivation to make it a lifestyle right here.

3 Ways for Leaders to Be a Calming Force

In times of crisis, your job as a leader is to be a calm strength to others. You’ll likely be surrounded by a wave of different emotions when chaos arrives, and that’s when you have to be at your best.

But sometimes there is truly no crisis at all. Someone might come to you with a problem that can easily be solved, but his or her panicked state might tell another story. Easing their worries and getting things back on track takes dedicated practice.

When situations like these come up, try using these three tips to solve their problems and bring back the calm.
“Leadership is something you earn.”