RLF Reflection: The Value of Consistency

During the Asynchronous Session 13 of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellowship, Conrad gave an outstanding presentation on the value of consistency. Conrad's initial focus within his presentation was the importance of consistency in our lives. He provided real-life examples such as going to the gym to achieve real results, learning a foreign language to receive college credit, and adopting golf as a new hobby to become better at the sport. Through Conrad's application of real-world examples, his audience is able to better relate to the topic because they can see their lives represented within his presentation.

Another one of Conrad's main points is the detrimental effects that an inconsistency in leadership can have on a team and their progress. Conrad shows these effects by emphasizing how companies spend much of their budget on leadership development courses, yet many companies have held surveys amongst their staff, which reported poor leadership. Because Conrad provides a tangible downside to inconsistency in leadership, the audience is able to fully understand how important effective leadership is within a culture.

Finally, Conrad also communicates the benefits of great leadership. Conrad says that with great leadership produces trust among a team, as well as predictability among a team. Furthermore, Conrad explains that trust is important because it feels more natural to work with one another so long as the team has trust. Additionally, when a team is able to mitigate as much ambiguity as possible through consistency, this also increases trust among them. Overall, Conrad makes it evident that consistency can not only maintain a team's morale, but it can also make things as smooth sailing as possible. It's great that Conrad took the time to focus on the importance of this trait, and provided real world examples as well.

-Written by Awo Adu, Class of 2022 Rockefeller Leadership Fellow 

As Rockefeller Leadership Fellows, seniors gain a better understanding of the qualities and responsibilities expected of leaders. As Fellows take part in the workshops, discussions, and team-building exercises, they examine their skills, qualities, and attributes as leaders and analyze how these influence teamwork and achieving goals.