A leader should be one that listens, explores the different ideas that team members bring, even the “crazy ones”. It’s recognising each person’s passions, abilities, qualifications, and experiences, and using them to advance the team agenda.
I express my expectations the best way possible and I’ve realised that it doesn’t breed disappointment. It opens up the two parties to dialogue which in many instances has led to creating solutions that satisfy both parties. Rather than disappointment, it creates a clear path/environment for sound decision-making.