Defining Moment

George, Bill
November 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Nov2009, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p6
The author shares his defining moment during a crisis. He says that by striving so hard to become chief executive officer (CEO) of Honeywell, he became caught up in the rampant politics and appearances. He admits that it is the person closest to him who looks through his blind spots and sees him as he really was. He asserts that the crisis one faces is one's defining moment, which also defines a person to others.


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