Rule #60: Be boringly consistent

“Consistency is the belt that fastens excellence in position. If you don’t do it repeatedly, you’ll not excel in it.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Let’s go to the Next Level

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Leadership is not sexy.

Leadership is seldom glamorous, exciting, or adventurous.

Leadership is mostly about being boringly consistent.

If it is a regular occurrence that people are waiting to see what you will do or how you will react, that is a bad thing.

They ought to know how you will react and what you will do under most circumstances.

Most leaders see themselves as change-agents when in reality that is only a very small part of what they do.  Their main responsibility is to faithfully guide the people under their care through the day-in and day-out grind of life. 

People have enough thrown at them already.  They do not need a leader who is unstable or uncertain.  They need a boringly consistent leader who is unwaveringly there for them. 

The ONE THING for today: Shields go up quickly and people start heading for the doors when a loose cannon shows up. But a boringly consistent, principle-led leader of integrity…that’s the kind of leader people will gravitate to.

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