Chapter 6

Consistent leadership (conscientiousness)

Conscientiousness: Being thorough, carefuland vigilant, with a desire to do things well.

Consistency in a leader is considered to be one of the most important characteristics of success: it allows for measurement; it creates accountability; it establishes a reputation; it ensures relevance; and it maintains the message. Consistent leaders are conscientious: they exhibit self-confidence, act dutifully and aim for achievement through planned behaviour; they are generally organised and dependable. Conscientiousness is demonstrated in behaviours such as being neat and systematic, careful, thorough and thoughtful.

Individuals who become consistent and conscientious leaders develop and maintain ...

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