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Quote of the day: humility and patience

Great quote from the “Think Change India” blog, go over there to see the full post. We need urgency, but in the right places by the right people. We also need to remember things take time:

“…as I look around now, a lot of us, especially in the newer foundations, are in a big hurry to achieve social change. We want to reduce inequity and we want it now! We want measurable outcomes, we want replicability and we want scale. Some of this impatience to improve things quickly comes from the corporate ethos, where performance measurement is embedded in the culture. Much of the new talent in the foundations and in the new citizen sector organisations comes from business. For the answer to emerge, we will need patience, compassion and reflection.”


Written by Aman

August 10, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Posted in Global Health

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  1. I love this quote. In leadership development three things are necessary to bring about a positive change: a challenge, support and feedback. If any of these are left out, as is likely in the hurried scheme described in the quote, then not much will stick around. The old saying, faster is slower, is based on the wisdom of ages.

    Sylvia Vriesendorp

    August 12, 2008 at 7:35 am

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