There are many attributes that contribute to a positive assessment of the character of a leader. Each of the positive character attributes contributes in its own way to the ability of the leader to make good, character-based decisions with respect to the actions they take as a leader. My most recent blog explored the importance of self-control. The focus for this blog is on a similar attribute – patience.
Like self-control, patience is about exercising restraint. It is the ability to tolerate or endure situations involving delay, annoyance, trouble or misfortune without getting upset or angry. High levels of patience are often demonstrated by a remarkable lack of complaining, irritation or loss of temper. Like self-control, patience is important because it can dramatically impact relationships with others as well as our ability to make good decisions. Continue reading