The team arrived one by one in the boardroom, had some small talk and the meeting started. They discussed about the recession and how it affected their company. Instead of a quick hit or slap, they now saw and heard a sustained series of blows. Mike stood up and delivered his speech. In the midst of these changes and uncertainties, he knew that his key role is to provide an anchor that can offer some degree of stability. He stated the facts and taking all the risks, they had to fight back. They had to think of some action that will fix this. They spent hours brainstorming and came out of the meeting room all motivated.