Accountability: Four Ways to Manage Team Expectations

Leaders get what they expect, and they get what they tolerate.

What are you tolerating? What are the low expectations that you are “putting up with” that shouldn’t be happening?

 

Maybe you’re telling yourself a story that allows you to tolerate unacceptable behaviors. “Well, I don’t have the skillset on my team to backfill for this person?” Or, “I need to choose my battles.” Or “It’s no big deal.” Or, “I’ll burn the relationship if I give her feedback.” How about this one - “I can’t hold her accountable for (fill in the blank) because she’s a good producer.”

 

 

Transitioning to Senior Leadership: From Task Manager to Champion

When we asked executive leaders to describe what effective senior leaders do, their responses centered around empowering people (versus micromanaging) and building others up. Here were a few of the raw comments from the executives we surveyed. 

The effective senior leader…

Transitioning to Senior Leadership: Allowing for Dialogue

In our last two posts we've focused on how to make the mindset shift from consensus or compliance (depending on your tendencies) to commitment. The first of three focus areas was to provide intentional and structured communication to help win the hearts and minds of your people. The second was explaining the Big Why

Allow for Dialogue

Transitioning to Senior Leadership: Explaining your Rationale

In our last post, we began the discussion on how to actually make the shift from consensus or compliance (depending on your tendencies) to commitment. The first of three focus areas was to provide intentional and structured communication to help win the hearts and minds of your people. 

The second, outlined here, is to explain "The Big Why." 

Have the Weird Conversations

Have you ever found yourself in a weird space at work - an awkward, strange, uncomfortable, how-did-this-happen kind of place? And then you just let it pass…and pass…and pass? 

Transitioning to Senior Leadership: Leading With Strategic Vision

In our last two posts, we began to explore the second mindset shift that leaders need to make to successfully navigate the transition into senior leadership. It’s a shift from a Problem Orientation to an Outcome Orientation.

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