Have you ever gotten inconsistent feedback about your leadership style? For example, one person says that you’re a micromanager, while someone else feels they don’t get enough of your attention. Don’t dismiss these mixed messages. Approach them with curiosity to interpret what’s going on. First, identify your intentions as a leader and ask whether they’re clear to your team. A gap between your intentions and impact may be what’s triggering people’s responses. Second, figure out who brings out your best and worst qualities — and why. Are you unknowingly favoring one set of colleagues at the expense of others? Finally, be intentional about your decision-making, rather than reflexively acting on old assumptions. To become a more consistent, self-aware leader, you need to be mindful of what’s actually happening in front of you.