Clear As a Ghost

By: Jan Bolick

As managers, we are often disappointed by what people do or don’t do.

Along with anger, frustration and other assorted emotions, micro-management often follows.

Or a return to the “I’ll do it myself” mode.

Either way,  productivity and morale usually suffer – that of the  manager and of  those who disappointed him.

Do they disappoint the manager on purpose?

Or could it be that the manager’s expectations are clear as a ghost?



Make expectations clear



In 10 Tips for Better Results When We Aren’t There (and when we are),  #3  is make roles, responsibilities and clear.   It sounds so obvious.  And simple.  But it’s neither.

That’s why I put together this list:  10 Ways to Make Expectations Clear.

Meanwhile – post this week’s quote on the walls,  on your computer (see instructions below). Post it everywhere as a reminder to Make Expectations Clear. A terrific strategy for boosting morale, productivity and overall performance.

And if you haven’t already done so, sign up here for a Monday morning BOOST for you and your team – the Leadership Quote of the Week delivered to your email box each Monday morning.

You can post the above quote to your computer screen with just three clicks.

1. Click on the image above. Don’t see an image? Try this link.

2. Right click on the image that appears.

3. On the pull down menu that appears, click on “set as background”. Voila!

There’s still plenty of room on the left side of the screen for all your shortcut icons.

Note: When ready to change your wallpaper, go to your control panel. Select “Display”. Select “Desktop”. And then choose from the designs offered.”

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