One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.
As I sit here awaiting transportation home after a year in Afghanistan, I am reminded of yet another quality critical to good leadership…patience. When trying to get somewhere utilizing the military transportation system, we have to put on our patience hat and go to our happy place. Like a giant redwood tree that takes centuries to reach its full potential, good things come to those who wait.
Reflecting on my twenty-two years in the military, I find that my favorite leaders have been those with high expectations tempered with a healthy dose of patience.… Read the rest