The true state of your leadership character always surfaces during a crisis.
In leadership, you can only fake for so long because a crisis always shows the real characteristics of a leader. Authentic leadership always begins with the inner person, according to John Maxwell. The character of a leader will filter into the entire organization and its employees. Great character will create the potential for a great organization, but it all begins with the leader’s heart.
There are many so-called leaders whose only concern is their self-preservation at the expense of their team during any challenging time. But, unfortunately, you can only fake for so long, and a crisis will always reveal too many people the real character of any leader.