1. Stand up and take charge (They accept responsibility and have a war-time perspective)
  2. Are not necessarily those in leadership positions with leadership titles
  3. Define reality
  4. Are humble and care for people
  5. Are prepared to make sacrifices and pay a price
  6. Walk by faith and not by sight
  7. Lead by their convictions and not by their feelings
  8. Know that God is sovereign and that the crisis has not taken Him by surprise
  9. Have perspective and see the big picture
  10. Know that God will bring good out of bad
  11. Show moral courage in the face of fear
  12. Are dealers in hope
  13. Take necessary risks and are adaptable
  14. Know that what got them to where they are won’t get them to where they need to go
  15. Listen – to God and one another
  16. Communicate continually, calmly and decisively
  17. Create their own road map as they think constructively and creatively.
  18. Inspire!
  19. Find answers to problems
  20. Turn stumbling blocks into stepping-stones
  21. Eliminate things that have passed their use by date and make the main thing the main thing
  22. Experience times of testing which qualify them for greater responsibility as they pass the tests
  23. Grow in self-leadership
  24. Are not intimidated by opposition
  25. Recognise that a breeding ground is created in which new leaders emerge
  26. Help people regain control of their lives
  27. Recognise that new seeds of opportunity are being created. Things will never be the same again.
  28. Model the changes that come from the new seeds of opportunity
  29. Find their security in God alone; they have an audience of One
  30. Come out bigger and better


  1. List the strengths that you have displayed in times of crisis.
  2. In what ways can you grow as a leader in times of crisis?
  3. Are there any points that you would add to those listed in this paper?