Given the crisis the leader faced, were the actions taken:
a) Necessary steps?
b) Commonsense responses to rectify past mistakes?
c) Desperate and unimaginative measures?
d) Evidence of great leadership?
Wall Street and the media might say d). But considering that the crisis called for obvious steps to rectify the situation, almost any leader would have responded the way our hero did.
A truly great leader:
a) Avoids a crisis in the first place.
b) Keeps unavoidable crisis manageable.
c) Deals with crisis in a constructive way to lay the groundwork for a healthy future.
d) Involves the people affected in steps a), b), and c).