Consistency Creates Leadership

Consistency is one of the most common traits of a good employee. We tend to value employees who are dependable, reliable and trustworthy. These staff members are usually tasked with important projects because we know they will follow through with results. If we repeatedly seek these behaviors in our most valued staff, doesn’t it stand to reason that we should exhibit the same qualities?

Many management coaches encourage consistency as leadership quality, in order to garner respect and trust from employees. If you’re erratic in your communication style or irregular in your feedback, you compromise employees’ trust and loyalty. Demonstrating a pattern of continuity and follow through as a leader will build trust with employees over time. Once trust is established, you and your team can tackle any challenge or project.

Read what others say about consistency in leadership and apply it to your leadership style:

Are You Mad at Me? 

Maintaining Consistency in Your Leadership Skills

Be Consistent in Your Leadership


Katherine M. Shenar

Katherine M. Shenar, MA is Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff at San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.

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