Simplicity is defined as:
-the quality or condition of being easy to understand or do
-freedom from pretense or guile
Have you ever had someone make something so complicated, it made your head hurt? Do things really have to be that complicated? No, in fact, in a world where there are con-artists and fast talkers, as leaders, it is very important to keep it simple. Simplicity is a good quality of leadership, because it is very easy to not only complicate things, but once you complicate things as a leader, people become disconnected, confused and unengaged. This causes people to become disenchanted with leaders.
Besides, if the people don’t have a clear understanding of the leader objective, culture or profession, for example, what the leader professes, this will lead some people astray. As leaders we must have an understanding of what we profess. Proverbs 4:7 tells us, “Wisdom is the principal thing: and in all thy getting get understanding.” In order for you to help anyone to understand anything, you must first understand it yourself. If you lack understanding and you are talking in circles, without there being a purpose to what you are saying, people will not believe in you or support your vision. Pray and seek God for wisdom. "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him," James 1:5.
Now, let me make a point - although we are not all called to be leaders, we all have someone who is watching us, simply because we are Disciples of Christ. So if you don’t have a defined title, adopting the principle of simplicity is a good idea. As I depart, I leave you with a K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple Saints.