There is hope to communicate clearly and take action!It is quite possible – and even likely – to go in to your office each day feeling confident you are working on the right projects and tasks, knowing you are on track to meet your deadlines and goals.
It is the incredible result of getting better at this one critical skill: setting expectations.I’ll admit that setting expectations might not seem like a particularly sexy way to spend your time. But, if you want to become happier at work – not to mention become higher-performing and take your own massive action to reach goals and deadlines easily – then you can’t afford NOT to build expectation-setting skills.
There is a simple 3-step process to help you set clear expectations.The full process is explained in this article. But, since I know you have goals, deadlines and reviews looming now, I’m going to give you you a head start. Step 1 of my simple 3-step process to set clear expectations for your own massive action is to slow down and notice where you are confused or missing some information. I know it might sound too simple, but to be honest, most people ignore this step. We usually let our negative reactions to challenging situations at work interfere with our ability to see what is actually going on. So, before you can clarify anything, you must be intentional about noticing a gap.
Kay Coughlin, CEO and Chief Facilitator of Facilitator On Fire, is on a mission to help Millennials, Gen X-ers and Boomers (and Zs and Traditionalists, too!) work together on teams that are higher-performing and happier.
Kay’s Great Teams on Purpose Mastermind helps leaders and managers build amazing multi-generational teams (register here) . The skill she teaches in her public speaking, “How to be Heard in a Noisy Business World,” is part of the formula she created to help teams become abundantly successful, together.
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