In today’s Attainable we learn how to be more consistent in our engagements with our teams.
“Motivation gets you going but discipline gets you growing.”
Now think about this. This is true for all three lids. Let’s take your belief lid. If you have a very clear picture of what you’d like to attain. And you are elevating everyone’s thinking around your belief– so you’re talking about it all the time– to get them focused on what it is that you need to do in order to attain your goals. And yet you’re always changing what those goals are. You’re always questioning, can we really do it? Is it really possible? Will it really happen? I don’t believe it. When struggle and anxiety comes in, and you start changing your picture. And you become inconsistent about what you want to attain, then others stop believing you’re serious or committed to the attainment of that goal. So being very consistent in what your picture is is critically important to the success of attaining it.
The same is true for leadership. If you’re inconsistent in how you engage your team– one day you’re all about inspiring them and the next day you’re beating them up for something that they did wrong– you will create this level of belief that says that you could be any way at any time. And therefore people start to tap around trying to be creative on how to engage you, so that you can either be in a good mood, or avoid you if you’re a bad mood. And people won’t have that level of consistency that comes with intentionality in how to engage you. And therefore they’ll lose confidence in their ability to engage you.
The same is true for the leadership lid. Think about it this way. Your team needs a level of consistency on how you’re going to be engaging them on a regular basis. If one day you’re emotional and you’re yelling at them, or you’re acting like you’re upset with them, and the next day you act like they’re your best friend, how will they gain the confidence to engage you if they never understand which kind of mood you’re going to be in and you’re going to engage them?