Question on patience LO21981

William Auvinen-Bray (
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 11:12:28 -0700

Is patience a virtue? Let's just say it is, then what can be surmised
about people like myself who struggle moment to moment trying to temper
I am very curious as to the importance of having well built
interpersonal patience when it comes to the orchestration of change in
group environments. I find myself when in a group situations, struggling
to hold myself "back," not to blurt out what "I" suppose the answers to
be, finding out that I have this battle going inward and loosing focus of
the conversation all together. My thoughts are wandering to quotes by
Covey, "Seek first to understand, then to be understood," as a possible
way to make sense of my perceive gap. Another theorists, Ruth Benedict,
talks about high synergistic societies having a high value on virtuous
actions and I again wander to the possibilities.
My question then is, "If patience is virtue that is valued, then how
does this effect the organizational leader's abilities - good or bad?"

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