I tend to be one who remains calm, at least on the outside as I silently scream my heart out on the inside. It helps to be able to keep your wits about you when facing a crisis – thinking as clearly as permitted. Immediately, I search for every possible solution to the problem at hand, analyze the outcome of each, and take action. Some may call this situational leadership. Taking charge when the situation calls for it is just as much leadership as always assuming the captain’s chair on deck. (Not quite sure if that makes sense, but I’m a Star Trek fan if you can’t tell 🙂
Anyhow, in times of crisis, I’d like to know how you keep yourself sane. What is your initial reaction? How do you calm yourself enough to think it through? Or do you simply run for the hills?