The Secret to Eliminating Expectations

MarvaeMindset6 Comments

This year, my full of spunk grandson was old enough to participate in a creative project, so part of our post-Thanksgiving celebration included decorating gingerbread men and a gingerbread house together. Artfully arranging decorations (we never called them candy – in fact it was only by accident that he realized they were edible after all the decorating was done!) on the gingerbread men and the house provided hours of entertainment. Exceedingly longer than would normally be anticipated for a 2 ½ year old! When all eight men and the house were complete, he was pleased as punch at what his … Read More

Mission Impossible: Expecting People to Read Your Mind

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Illustration of two people and a tangle of words between them. Above is the word "Communicate" three times.

Unspoken expectations, aka assumptions, are dangerous! They will wreak havoc in your relationships and they will keep your team wandering in the wilderness of failure. One of the most common problems I see among leaders: expecting their people to know exactly what they want and then being amazed and annoyed when it doesn’t happen. In the process, everyone you lead is confused, frustrated, and wasting time, not to mention your credibility is getting crushed! Yikes! Over the past couple of weeks I have had multiple conversations with people on this topic – both from leaders expecting their people to read … Read More