The Waiting Game

I don't know about you, but I have a tendency to be impatient. My friends and family reading this post likely chuckled at the "tendency" remark because my impatience is more like a full-blown pattern of behavior. If you often find yourself wondering when the action is going to start or why it has lulled, you may have the same "tendency" as me.

Most of the time, I think my impatience helps me as a leader. It keeps me moving, growing, charging forward. But there are moments when I would lead better if I waited. Just typing that makes my skin crawl just a bit because waiting is hard for me. Waiting means stopping, and I don't like to stop. But in those "stop sign" moments, we gain understanding that we can't get any other way - we gain understanding because we listen and we reflect. We look for answers rather than making decisions - and that is a primary task for leaders.

I know your days are hectic, but take a few minutes each day to STOP! Listen, reflect, look for answers. I think you'll find yourself leading more effectively.

Stopping with purpose,