Leadership-Patience

Hi Folks, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. We are all so lucky to have so many healthcare heroes on the front-line risking their own and their family’s lives to help the sick during this pandemic. There isn’t enough that can be said about their heroism. Also, kudos to all that service the rest of us by providing food and supplies so we can live and stay healthy. Luckily the aforementioned people have a sense of urgency as delay can literally mean the difference between life and death. However, the rest of us NEED to exercise patience. It’s a quality that we rarely discuss and one that is actually frowned upon. We live in a “get it done now” world and it creates a ton of stress in our lives. As we start to “flatten the curve” and give our healthcare system a chance to catch up it is our individual patience that will eventually determine how well we fare at the end of the crisis.

I hear that some feel their rights are being violated due to the social distancing requirement that we are being asked to follow. There’s a cry to open up economies and get people back to work or the workplace. I get it…this is horrible BUT it’s still too dangerous to get back to normal just yet according to the medical experts. We need to listen to them and be patient as too many people are still at risk of getting the virus and becoming terminally ill.

As a Human Resources professional, I always heard from employees who wanted more family time, benefits like sabbaticals, free time to think and be creative and work from home arrangements. Well, now you have it so enjoy it while you can. If we are lucky we will never see anything like this pandemic in our lifetime. So let’s all be patient, enjoy the free time we have to invest in ourselves and our families!

We will come through this ! Stay Well, be kind and be safe!

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Amy Kweder

Gary, this topic has been on my mind a lot lately so this is a timely post. Thanks for contributing to my personal meditation on patience! I always appreciate the perspective and calm you bring to any situation. Stay safe.

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Glandon Partners LLC

Hi Amy, I hope you are well and staying safe. Thanks for the comments on my blog. I try to think about what people might be dealing with and I’m glad I touched on something that was on your mind. Thanks again and be safe!

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