Former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, displayed this trait at the advent of 9/11. Crisis was upon the city and his leadership skills kicked in. He understood the situation and rose up to the occasion right on time.
John Maxwell’s Law of Timing states that: when to lead is as important as what to do and where to go. Effective leaders are skilled at taking the right action at the right time. They’ve developed in this area.
We often miss good opportunities when we don’t adhere to The Law of Timing. In addition to experience, resources and expertise, our ability to recognize the right time to lead further increases the chances of success. In leadership, timing is everything.