Employees often live up to your expectations whether they are high or low. Balanced Leaders keep expectations high, but realistic.
If you expect someone to be sloppy or uncooperative – and communicate that expectation to them – you usually will get what you expect. However, if you have high, but realistic expectations they often will work hard to meet them. In expecting your employees to perform well:
- Recognize each employee’s value.
- Convey high expectations.
- Emphasize future needs, not past problems.
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