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The 11 Laws of Likability by Michelle Tillis LEDERMAN

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11The Law of Patience

“A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.”

—George Savile, seventeenth-century statesman

More than a year ago, I received an e-mail from Aaron, the director of learning and development initiatives at a media company. He was looking for someone to conduct a series of training seminars, and one of my former NYU students had recommended me to him. After briefing me on what he wanted, I put together a proposal and sent it to him. Then his agenda changed. We brainstormed more possibilities and I prepared another proposal, but the department still wasn’t ready to green-light the program. I continued checking in with him from time to time and told him to consider me a resource, which he did. He reached out ...

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