Recipe for Disaster

Leadership Tip: Recipe for Disaster Ingredients 1 set of missing or unclear expectations 1 dose of poor communication High-stress situation (optional) Instructions 1. Direct team to take action using missing or unclear expectations. 2. Let team members make assumptions, interpretations, and best guesses using poor communication. 3. Wait.

We need to stop blaming our teams for failing when they aren’t getting the things they need to succeed.

Getting clear on expectations, ensuring people have the skills to communicate well, and checking to make sure expectations and communication are being used effectively take a lot of time and energy.  

And it’s one of the best investments of time and energy a leader can make. 

If you’re like many of the people I work with, you:

  • Don’t feel you have the time.
  • Don’t feel you have the energy.

What are the reasons you keep following the recipe for disaster?

Recipe for Disaster

Ingredients

1 set of missing or unclear expectations

1 dose of poor communication

High-stress situation (optional)

Instructions

  1. Direct team to take action using missing or unclear expectations.
  2. Let team members make assumptions, interpretations, and best guesses using poor communication.
  3. Wait.