WORK TO ESTABLISH EXPECTATIONS UP FRONT
As a leader, you can either set expectations on the front end and set up the working relationships for success or leave expectations unstated and deal with disappointment on the back end for both you and the people you're leading.
Sharing and setting of expectations on the front end as the litmus test for a leader.
Go out of my way to be up-front with people.
•Up-front appreciation places value on the person and increases the value of our time together.
•Up-front expectations increase the value of any meeting. (The sooner I set expectations, the quicker and easier the meeting.)
•Up-front questions are the quickest way for people to understand one another and increase the value of our time together.
•Up-front discussion influences the way and direction we lead others.
•Up-front decisions increase the value of our time together.