Patience (and Persistence) Pay Off

December 14, 2017

By Mark David

Most people give up one foot from the goal line. – Ross Perot

Leaders do not give up easily on their people, or pull the plug too quickly on possibilities. Their faith and persistence overcome their doubts or discouragement. By remaining patient and refusing to acknowledge failure, they are usually able to find successful courses of action and move forward to the completion of their goals. Model patience for your people. When a coach is patient and thoughtful, it builds confidence and a feeling of security for the team. Coach your team members how to remain calm in the eye of the storm, and to think through issues clearly and confidently instead of jumping to conclusions or forcing a hasty resolution. Soon, they too will learn to practice patience in their lives and their work. Teach them to wait for things to unfold completely. The more information you gather, the better your decisions will be. Patience is a virtue, but it’s also a key team- building, mentoring and leadership component.

Excerpt from The New Coaching Illustrated

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