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Impatience may be frowned upon in leaders, but it gets more done. (Jupiterimages/Getty Images/Comstock Images)
Impatience may be frowned upon in leaders, but it gets more done. (Jupiterimages/Getty Images/Comstock Images)

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Impatience is rarely on the short list of leadership competencies, notes blogger-executive Karin Hurt. People don’t hire coaches to help them become more impatient. Patience is always cited as a virtue. But impatience gets more done, and you must decide when it’s called for. Let’s Grow Leaders blog

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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