Inconsistency kills. When you as a leader act inconsistently you kill your credibility. You demotivate your people. And you undermine your ability to win.
What does inconsistency look like? When you say one thing but do another. When your work environment sets up your people to fail. When you put the wrong people in the wrong positions. When your strategy is out of touch with market realities. Every example of organizational failure I have come across is a result of inconsistency.
What’s the solution? Ruthless Consistency. If you are truly committed to winning – however you define it – then that commitment must be consistently reflected in what you say and what you do. In what you don’t say and don’t do. The decisions you make, the actions you take. All the time. Every time. Ruthless Consistency.
It means developing and sustaining the right focus for your organization. It means getting the right people in the right positions. And it means creating the right environment so your people can and will do what it takes to win.
Do you have the right commitment to make this happen?