I hate to be a broken record, but today I want to remind you of what may very well be the most exhausting and least flashy part of leadership.
The Redundancy of Leadership. I’ve written about it before (fitting, right?). You can read about it here, here, here, and even here.
Redundancy is not what they put in the brochure to recruit you to be a leader.
Redundancy is not flashy.
Redundancy is not exhilarating.
But redundancy is necessary. In fact, learning to master the art of redundancy may very well be the key to unlocking your leadership.
If you’re too flaky, moving from one point to another, then it’s difficult for someone to follow your leadership. Have you ever tried to chase a fly? Following a leader without redundancy is very similar to that–you can try to guess their next move, but there’s no real way to know.
If you’re too redundant, the people with you feel like they’re staring at pot of water waiting to boil.
Your role as a leader, is to find the magic mix of redundancy that keeps the vision alive and keeps the mission moving forward.
Redundancy is not flashy, but it’s absolutely necessary. Hang in there, and keep reminding the people you lead of the mission you’re working towards. You can do this!