By William Seidman More on the issue of instant gratification versus “grit”: determination and consistent hard work: Recently I was working with a VP of sales who wanted to train his 11 regional vice-presidents (RVPs)  how to lead through a significant change initiative. The regional VPs had mixed feelings: they were under real and immediate pressure to make their numbers,  and recognized that leadership couldn’t happen without grit. I asked them if they thought there was a Twitter version of leadership — 140 characters and instant leader. They laughed and realized that – like so many things worth doing – this was a long-term project. But one of my colleagues thinks we should simply give up and stop trying to get people to move beyond instant gratification. What do you think?]]>

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