As Hurricane Dorian approaches I am reminded that storms are part of life. It’s not if they’ll come, it’s when they’ll come. They can bring rain, thunder and even lighting, often at the worst of times. How about the bigger storms, such as hurricanes? Winds can be as strong as 200 miles per hour taking everything in they’re path. They are given names so we can keep track of them for years. Tornadoes can be spawned off of them with additional destructive power and force. As leaders, how should we respond when storms are headed our way? With fear, timidity, hesitation, uncertainty? Of coarse not, we must stay focused, with courage, on what needs to be done to minimize their devastation. Even though we may not know what the future holds we must engage and stay focused. The lives of others may be at stake. An old saying goes, “you have to take the bull by the horns”. In that same manner we have to take the storm, or whatever else is in front of us, by the horns and do whatever is necessary to get done what is important. Whether it be complete a project, protect our families, our businesses, livelihoods, we must not freeze up in fear and worry about all of the possible problems. In the same way the bird knows how to use the wind currents to soar for miles with minimal effort when a storm comes, we too must change the conditions to our favor using courage, wisdom, faith, trusting in God Almighty for He is there through every storm.