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We often don’t know how good a leader, or any governing body, is until they confront a major stress test. The obvious example of this is the United States’ appallingly botched response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Month after month since March of last year, the country’s lack of preparation and absence of even an acceptable level of leadership was revealed in disastrous and devastating ways.

Businesses across the country have also been facing their biggest tests yet. While not one of them could have been totally prepared for the challenges that would come their way, some took their business models in an unexpected direction to keep income flowing. Others, whose leaders either couldn’t come up with a successful new way of doing business or were too resistant to change, haven’t stood a chance.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta FCU) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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