To be an effective leader, we have little choice in this.
I can’t give you a guide for every unique step, but understanding THE CONCEPT of incremental progress is a must.
It’s a blueprint to follow, but not a set of commandments. If we feel like we’re eternally damned for not following routine (which is common), then no routine is going to work in our favor anyway. It has to be firm enough, but also adaptable and flexible, because our lives demand that. Too rigid, and a routine can be harmful.