by | May 6, 2020

In order to adapt effectively it’s important to be mindful to keep our calm and patience, if we want to come out the other end thriving. 

Two definitions of patience I found that might speak to you, respectively the dictionary and the biblical meaning (after all it’s Easter):

1) The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.

2) The quality or virtue of patience is presented as either forbearance or endurance. In the former sense it is a quality of self-restraint or of not giving way to anger, even in the face of provocation; it is attributed to both God and man and is closely related to mercy and compassion.

How leaders adapt now will be informed by self management: keeping calm, patience by thinking and anticipating for best decision making and outcomes. 

And by being patient with others: have compassion for those who don’t adapt as fast as you. Seek to understand rather than assume, judge and jump to conclusions.

Reflect first, then connect and respond. Your patience will be rewarded with a better conversation and more synergy. 

Progress is better than perfection. Use your patience for good communication and connection👍