We can tell when someone’s being brave. When someone is doing important work for important reasons, something we can get behind. When you pick out gifts just for us, and when you regift last-minute.
March 28 2018
“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” – Dalai Lama
Tolerance, combined with compassion, adds a flexibility to teams and individuals that make them very tough to break.
A team that lacks either won’t survive a storm:
- A crazy day you managed to pull through. Tolerance lets you survive it, compassion forces you fix it so teammates won’t repeat your mistakes.
- A project that had issues. Tolerance lets you accommodate and complete it, compassion forces you to address the issues so they don’t reemerge for you or your teammates again.
We need both in equal measure.
One to let us never break down. The other to force us to protect each other, and those we’re business to serve.