Jess is responsible for this. John is responsible for that. That all sounds great. But is it actually true? When a leader says somebody is accountable or responsible, it actually doesn’t mean much. For someone to take responsibility, you first need them to buy in. Many times, I’ve seen leaders fall flat on their face. […]
Self fulfilling prophecy is a powerful force, but it’s not magic. Are you setting people up to succeed, or to fail?
“Josh? He’s lazy, watch out for him” “Elizabeth is such a great performer, you should ask her to help you with this” “Bob just complains all the time, he’s a waste of space” When you start a new leadership or management role, it’s tempting to take the opinions of others on board quickly because you […]
I thought you did that task a week ago? But when we spoke last week we agreed that… Why didn’t you just tell me you weren’t going to be able to get it done today? These statements are those of a leader who is rapidly losing trust and faith in their team. Most leaders would like their teams to […]