Leadership deficits and weaknesses are most evident in critical situations.
Perhaps, this is exemplified at the highest level in the leadership of countries, as evidenced by the criticism of China’s leaders in their lack of urgency in responding to the coronavirus.
Or the Russian government response to the nuclear disaster as depicted in HBO’s mini-series Chernobyl.
Why do leaders falter when the stakes are high?
Mainly, to maintain their social status, preserve their image, and “save face”. It’s a faulty survival technique.
Remember, your ego is the enemy and transparency is your strength.