A recent post on the Human Capital League website talks about “The Boring Trait that Google Looks for in its Leaders.”
Contrary to what most of us might think, the article says, “The most important character trait of a leader is one that you’re more likely to associate with a dull person than a dynamic leader: predictability. The more predictable you are, day after day, the better.”
The article points out that Google may be a reliable source of guidance for other businesses due to the thoroughness with which the company collects data from employees by means of “upward feedback surveys,” on leadership qualities and other issues. The author then goes on to explain why consistency and reliability may be more important in leading others in the workplace than, let us say, the ability to inspire. In short,
“…when managers are predictable, they remove a roadblock from employees’ path — themselves.”
I encourage you to check out the article, and then to let me know what you think about it — or any other matter — either through the comments section below, or directly via email.