if you don’t underestimate me, I won’t underestimate you Bob Dylan
How much confidence do you have in the people you work with? Your team? Your family? Do you have doubts about their capabilities? Their skills? Their passion?
Are you demonstrating your confidence in them? Do you have expectations that you regularly check with them and then turn them loose? Do you tell them that you believe in them? Are you proud of their results and effort? – tell them.
Clarity, brevity and repetition are key to helping folks meet expectations.
Be clear, with no grayness, about exactly how we will know when the expectations have been met. Not how in the the details of doing but how in the details of arriving. Give them permission to come to you if they don’t have the tools or information they need but also the permission to figure the details out.
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