If you’re reading this, you’re probably a leader of some type. You may be a business leader or another thought leader. Or perhaps you lead projects or teams. Whether they be charitable organizations or perhaps your children’s football or softball team, one of the key things as a leader is consistency. Our teams are looking for us to show them the way. By taking on a leadership role, we are taking responsibility for the overall outcomes.
Our teams want to know that we know how to get there and they want us to be consistent. They want us to show our framework. Change is part of business. So, how do we value being consistent as a leader versus doing all the changes that are necessary for business? I think it comes down to the modality.
Change needs to be part of the consistency. Your team needs to understand that you’re going to change and evolve as you learn and as the world around us evolves. But you’re going to be consistent in your values, your principles, and underlying ideas. So, what we’re pairing off here is extreme consistency on the way you do business, on the values and what is important. All the while being flexible and evolutionary in dealing with situations.
You’ll find that you get more output from your team when they know what to expect. They know what you’re looking for and they know how you work.
Be consistent, always communicate what the values and reasons are so that your team understands. Even if things change, they’ll know that that consistency is still there and they can rely on you.
What’s been your experience, have you had trouble with consistencies with leaders you’ve worked with in the past? What problems have they caused? Join us in the comments below.
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