To become a great leader you need to develop some consistency.
It’s funny, when you talk about this with leaders they always want an explanation – what do you mean? Well, here is my attempt to explain what it means…
1. You must be consistently good – doing the right thing, making good decisions, completing the tasks in your hand
2. You must be consistent in ALL areas of life – it’s no good being excellent in one but not in another – that is being inconsistent!
3. You must maintain a level of consistency over the long term – nearly anyone can look good for a moment, doing it over a longer period is the challenge many cannot match
4. You must decide to become more consistent – it is a leaders choice, which then impacts on every other choice you make
How do you think you do on the Consistency Test? Does it make it difference with your leaders or team members?