Adversity Essay

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Adversity Essay

Carla G. Guzman
Penn State University
OLEAD 409 Leadership Development
Adversity Essay

Successful business leaders — or people in general — don’t give up when adversity strikes. They find the ways and means to carry on. Sometimes, it takes a trip to hell and back to really open your eyes. And sometimes, really opening your eyes can change your whole life. (Pirouz, 2015).
This essay will focus to explain how past life experiences shape leaders’ character and skills in order to leverage on adversity. Only leaders that take risks and make mistakes have the experience acumen to face hardship, overcome it or learn from it.
According to Bennis, “Experiences aren’t truly yours until you think about them, analyze them,
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