I expect results!! I expect you to get it all done!! I expect no surprises!! And if you can’t deliver on these expectations, then somehow you’re a poor performer, prioritizing badly, or simply unable to control the universe. I’ll go out on a limb here and suggest that you were promoted to Manager in part, probably because you were at least reasonably intelligent. So if that’s true, does any of this make sense to you?
The secret to happiness we’re told is low expectations. I disagree. It’s NO expectations. Managers set high expectations and are frequently disappointed and frustrated. Click here to watch this 3-minute video for more on this topic. “Yah but I need to set goals and objectives” you say. Of course, but those aren’t expectations. What’s the difference, and what does a leader do if they’re not setting high expectations? Watch the video.
Of special note; 12 statements, each a fundamental element in transformation from manager to leader by doing less, accomplishing more and making a difference. When you complete this survey you’ll have a better understanding of the distinctions between managers and leaders, and know where you are on the spectrum.
Thank you for viewing the videos and completing the survey. So do you want to be a manager who sets high expectations, is frequently disappointed and frustrated, and disappoints and frustrates others who set insane expectations of you? I’m betting NO. Drop me a line and let’s discuss how to move past this.