The best performers are, of course, consistent. Consistent leaders work hard and show up on time. They set goals for themselves and their employees and they achieve them. But if organizational leaders are merely consistent, they risk rigidity. On the other side of the spectrum, great leaders are agile. Markets demand that companies and people adapt and change constantly.
By one analysis, 88% of companies appearing on the Fortune 500 list in 1955 were not on it in 2014 (having merged, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list). As we know, buggy whip makers and telegraph companies must evolve or die. And the most successful managers must change similarly as they assume additional or different responsibilities through their careers, moving from head of sales to COO or from CFO to CEO.
Read the article for insights on how to balance consistency and agility to ensure the best outcome for your business.