How to Respond and Inspire as a True Leader


The principle to Respond versus react when turbulent times hit. In our fast paced and ever changing business environment a lot of business-people fall into the trap of reacting instead of responding to a challenge. Rather than rising above all the confusion, they get sucked into being part of it.


They become part of the problem rather than showing leadership by becoming the source of the solution.


True leaders become masters at responding to challenges, they do not tend to panic instead they show grace under pressure - the key is to stop worrying about all the things you can't control and dedicate yourself to manage and improve the areas you can control.


Take initiative - you are the person who starts things, a go-getter which makes results happen. Rather than stand there paralyzed by fear, a Leader stays calm, shows excellence and responds to a situation by being an active problem-solver.


Last but not least, Inspire other people by applauding even the smallest positive acts they do.


Leadership is not about correcting and criticizing others, it's about inspiring others to do their best.


When praising be conscious about the right timing, the right action and be sincere about it. Commit yourself to become passionate celebrator of the great work that those around you are doing. Recognize excellence - praise good work and honor mastery.




Written by John Krumbach,
VP of Finances

ISU Corp       


Cinnaguard Inc.

"We would like to thank ISU Corp for the Cinnabon Sales application that they developed for us in the recent months. The migration from an outdated Access Database to the latest in Microsoft technology has greatly benefited the productivity, efficiency and capabilities for our company. From the initial analysis to the development and deployment phase, ISU Corp was there every step of the way to support and guide us through to the finished quality product. We will assuredly employ ISU Corp’s professionalism and down-to-earth approach for future customized software development within Cinnabon." Mona, Director of Operations Cinnaguard Inc.

AcQua Investments

"At AcQua Investments, we deal with the ever fluctuating stock market on a day to day basis. Up to the second real-time alerts are crucial to the success of our business. We needed a front end application to assist us with these fluctuations and ISU Corp felivered a robust C# application on .NetFramework on time and budget. Our dealings with ISU Corp were prompt, professional and they were always available for support, even after regular business hours. Thanks to the ISU Corp team for delivering world class application on time and within budget." Richard, VP of Finance AcQua Capital Management Inc.

University of Waterloo

"The University of Waterloo Research and Ethics Department had been experiencing many errors and deficiencies with our inter-department dynamic website. After a detailed consultation and analysis, ISU Corp promised to fix these problems and add functionality to our website. They delivered on their promise and we are now up and running, error free. Thanks for the support and we hope to do business in the future with ISU Corp." Anne Marie, PHD Head of Human and Animal Research

Kev Software

"Kev Software has been working hand in hand with ISU Corp for a number of years now. The software development and support is second to none and is the reason that we keep contracting ISU Corp for our complex school office solutions. They have been an integral part of our success in reducing the workload for Schools and Districts across North America and we will continue to call upon ISU Corp for future projects and our present data protection needs for years to come." Evelyn, VP Research and Development Kev Software Inc.

Maxxam Analytics Inc.

"ISU Corp developed a Financial Reporting web application for us here at Maxxam Analytics. This web based system distributes highly confidential corporate financial information to stakeholders located across Canada. It was imperative that we chose a company that we trusted with such confidential information; we know we get that with ISU Corp. They are very quick to respond to any technical support issues or requests for enhancements and with the constantly varying scenarios that we face day to day, it was crucial that we had a company like ISU Corp to be there when we needed it." Sorin B, Development Manager, Maxxam Analystics Inc.

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