Adversity? It is created immediately after you wake up. You have a choice to hit the alarm clock or get out of the bed. But when does it truly count? Your ability to lead through adversity is measured when you face it in turmoil. Leaders are defined and often characterized by how they respond in the midst of adversity. Their continued ability to lead is built up or tore down by adversity. How does one increase his or her response to adversity? Practice and coaching. Practice and coaching. There is no magic formula to it. You have to practice how to respond and have a coach to learn from the results. That’s the best way to handle it.