You want to know whether you are an authentic leader? Lead in touch times and strive to direct people towards a common goal. The hard circumstances will show your leadership style in its true color and will put your ability to motivate, inspire, and give people hope under real test. If you want to know the result; a quick walkaround in the workplace will easily tell you whether you are doing well or you have failed the test of leading in recession!
You are sitting alone in your cubicle staring at your screen trying to finish one of your tasks, you finish the task, pick your task list, and tick the one you finished then you start on the next one, it has been very exhausting since the company has laid off many team members, as a result you had to take on all their work, as soon as you start on the next task you get a phone call from someone you don’t know asking you to come to the meeting room, you go to the meeting room, ten minutes later you are officially laid off!