Successful change leaders demonstrate three common characteristics—courage, patience, and determination. And they make sure all three are in balance through a manageable dynamic tension.
For example, courage might mean speaking up and sharing an opinion different from that of the CEO—someone who has more authority than you do. But it needs to be balanced by taking a moment to quiet yourself after speaking. Being quiet and remaining calm is demonstrating patience. Determination is added into the mix when you stand firm, take the time to identify and work around obstacles, and then continue your progress toward the vision.
So how are you at being courageous, patient, and determined? Let’s explore each element separately.
Courage—which we define as the ability to control your feelings in a dangerous or difficult situation. How often do you:
- Speak your truth; share what you see and experience to be true
- Challenge the status…
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