A company is relocating one of their production facilities. They need to finish production of a current contract and then shut the doors at a specified date. You are the manager of the plant. You have been told that you are going to head up the new plant. You are secure. You have also been told not to tell any of the workers at your plant of these plans. They may find other jobs. Then the ability to finish an important contract could be jeopardized. You know that your people cannot make it on unemployment, but they could possibly find new jobs at another company that is starting up if they knew now to apply. What do you do?
This is a contrived fictitious situation, yet similar to what has happened before in this country. You could get creative with a lot of possibility thinking. That is not my goal. My goal is force you to deal with the main idea: You can serve yourself or you can serve the people who depend on you to lead them. You don’t have to tell me what you decide, but this is pointless if you are not honest with yourself.