History can pass through the eye of a needle. In those moments plans and assumptions collapse and the very survival of your enterprise seems far from certain. In a crisis clear thinking and flexibility make the difference between life and death. Yet those are the very times when the pressures and distractions of the moment push us instead toward defensiveness and intransigence. Dealing with crisis requires an unwavering focus on what is essential even as you reassess your most basic assumptions. Crisis by its nature is hard to anticipate but it can be planned for and practiced for nonetheless. During his career Dr. Hester has had a front row seat for some of the most exciting projects in history. In “Defining Moments” he discusses his experiences and offers perspective on the skills, attitudes and clarity of vision and purpose needed to respond when the future hangs in the balance.