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Turning Adversity Into Opportunity by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

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Strategy Number ThreeFully Commit to What’s Important

If you were to generate a list of the historical leaders you admire, we bet a commonality they would share is that they all stood for something meaningful. They were people of solid principles. They were clear about what was important to them and what was consequential in life. They had strong values and beliefs that raised their own and others’ morality and motivation. They were fully committed to something important. As Radu Basu, then CEO of SupportSoft, told us: “If you are clear about your values, and your actions are aligned, it makes all the hard work worth the effort.”

Challenges, hardships, and adversities cause you to come face-to-face with yourself. They are rather harsh ways ...

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