We live in a world that makes it increasingly easy to justify failures and abdicate responsibility. Too often the news trumpets the reasons why certain groups don’t get what they want, and they showcase how those in authority are responsible for others’ shortcomings.
While there are certainly injustices in world today, successful individuals don’t let them affect how hard they work or what steps they take to progress. Capable leaders keep doing the right things for their teams and their customers. They persist through difficulties, and in the process, they create a culture of persistence.
The importance of a culture of persistence cannot be overstated. You need people in your organization who will push through hard times. You need a team that will come together and do great things, regardless of what obstacles they face. You need to recruit team members that will roll up their sleeves and do what’s necessary to get the job done.
A culture of persistence needs fuel from many sources, but it starts with leadership. You can become the catalyst for this transformation by taking the following actions: