Urgency is an underappreciated and under-attained trait.
Urgency is essential for making change and for making progress. Things do not move forward without the impetus for change. Change is hard. Making progress is hard.
And leaders understand the importance of that change. They understand how to make progress by capturing a sense of urgency and pushing things forward.
Urgency is your own self-motivation towards making things happen. Things don’t happen by sitting back. Things don’t happen by watching or waiting for others.
If you want to lead, if you want to create change, you have to not only have the motivation to do it, but do it with a sense of urgency.
Urgency is essential to success. It is an important trait of any leader.