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from THE JAKARTA POST -- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010 Fingers pointing in all directions, the financial crisis has been much about identifying who is most to blame, resulting in a lot of the negative vibes directed towards decision-makers.
Leadership that was not so long ago rather unquestioned now finds itself exposed to the severe scrutiny of a so-called "post-crisis world'. In midst of all the emotional reactions, one cannot deny that the reproaches are sometimes justified.
The new economic environment confronts businesses with challenges and a myriad of opportunities. Many claim that this is a crucial moment for firms to create value. Thus, in this post-recession confusion, once again all eyes turn to the top for direction, inspiration and confidence that seems long lost.
Today's business leaders thus face a sort of identity crisis, being torn between having to act fast and at the same time being extremely wary of not repeating past mistakes. Burdened with additional responsibilities, family business leaders are no exception. Even though family businesses are assumed to be less affected …