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    More Patience in the New Year

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    “Patience can be one of the hardest traits to master personally and professionally because of the intense pressure put on leaders to generate quick and effective results.”  [00:55] Marcel introduces one of the important traits of a leader who leads with love, a focal point of what he has planned for his book in the works.


    How often are you slowing down to work through a problem or get to a decison? Marcel comments on this common problem that is truly a lack of patience. “Faster isn’t always better. When times get stressful, it can be easy to rush through things, like decision-making. Making quick decisions may remove the problem short-term, but has the potential to create an even bigger issue down the road.” [1:29] 


    It’s not all talk, Marcel has research and science to back up the power of patience. “In one 2012 study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, researchers found that patient people made more progress toward their goals and were more satisfied when they achieved them, especially if those goals were difficult, compared with less patient people.” [2:56]


    What does a patient leader look like? like? What type of qualities do they have? Marcel explains what it means to be a patient leader and the clear edge they get from that patience. “People who exercise patience, plain and simple, have self-control….their conduct is steady, rational, and manageable. In conflict situations, they seek to understand first before being understood; they listen more than they speak, giving them a clear edge in communicating and diffusing someone else’s anger.” [3:20]

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    Marcel Schwantes is the founder and chief human officer of Leadership from the Core, a global leadership training and executive coaching boutique aimed at developing great leaders and great cultures through Servant Leadership.

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