Being a leader is a difficult job. Especially in situations where much change is needed. In these situations it is easy to become impatient with those around you. It is easy to be patient with yourself, to allow yourself the excuses for not being how you would like to be. However, it is the better leader that can hold themselves to high standards, while being patient with those that are not yet meeting those same standards. Being patient does not mean accepting and allowing low standards, but it does mean having compassion, meeting people where they are, and bringing them along.

“The only thing that isn’t worthless: to live this life out truthfully and rightly. And be patient with those who don’t.”

– Marcus Aurelius is dedicated to improving organizational effectiveness through equity, focusing on education, health care, and government.

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