Great Leaders Have Great Routines

Every day people all over the world pour a cup of coffee to start their day. It represents a routine. A routine is defined as an “unvarying and constantly repeated formula.”

Leaders can learn a lot from coffee drinkers. Namely, find a routine and stick with it. A constantly repeated formula can lead to leadership success.

I am not saying that routine should be your only focus. There are many times you should live outside the box. However, you will never have success unless you are willing to establish some disciplined routines for learning and leading.

Find a routine that helps you lead yourself first and you will be ready to lead others.

The next time you pour yourself a cup of coffee, may it remind you to be relentless in your self-leadership routines.



What are some of your routines that make you a better leader?



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8 years ago

Wow, thanks for this great reminder of the importance of having a consistent routine and disciplined approach! Effective and sustainable leadership always starts with self. Self-control, self-motivation, self-discipline, and the list goes on….. The net effect is a more confident leader who has proven not only to themselves, but to others, that achieving desired results or outcomes, doesn’t always require new methods or ways of doing things, but simply doing those things we already know to do, today, tomorrow, and the next day. Personally, I have found the problem is not knowing what to do, but actually doing what I know.


8 years ago

Great comment, Zach!

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