Recently I was at a meeting with a variety of individuals with the goal of working on the bullying that takes place in schools today. Many of the individuals there are motivated and real “rainmakers” when it comes to projects. We would call them leaders.
At one point a new person walked in that did not fit the appearance of the rest of the group, and I noticed that many of the others simply did not recognize the person coming in and one of the leaders of the group – rolled their eyes. I am thinking to myself, Here we are talking about bullying and the leader of the group is in fact practicing a form of bullying. It was but 3 weeks later that this person announced that they did not want to continue to be a part of this project.
Having patience when others are different than us is a key part of leadership. Continue reading “Patience: with each other”