Setting Clear Expectations Resources

If you want to be the best leader you can be, you can’t afford to neglect setting SMART goals. Whilst it might be too late to wish people a happy new year, or to set new year’s resolutions, it's not too late to establish your own and your team’s goals for the year ahead.
One of the biggest mistakes a leader can make (right up there with not delivering feedback properly and poor decision making) is what is known as shifting the goalposts.
Without clearly defined expectations, your team members may flounder if they're unsure where the bar has been set and where their contribution lies in the scheme of things.

Setting Clear Expectations

Setting clear expectations is a critical skill for achieving success in personal and professional relationships. Good expectation setters are able to communicate their goals and objectives clearly, establish clear performance standards, and align expectations with others. Effective expectation setting involves active listening, clarifying expectations, and addressing any concerns or issues. Good expectation setters also recognise the importance of ongoing communication, feedback, and evaluation to ensure that expectations are being met. With the right mindset and strategies, anyone can become a skilled expectation setter and achieve their desired outcomes.