Lead like Barack Obama (Guest commentary)

When times get tough, leaders carry your company
By Bryn Meredith
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/02/2008

This fall, two things have captured the world’s attention — the presidential election in the United States and the drastic downturn in the global economy. These issues are both separate and related.

Corporations of all shapes and sizes, across all industries, are looking at the best course of action to take to withstand the economic pressures. Most see the situation as a crisis, some see the opportunity — Warren Buffet, for example is investing while others are in a state of panic.

Corporations need to look not only at what should be done, but who should be doing it — who do they have in a leadership role who can carry them through?