Summary: You don’t consider yourself average so don’t accept average. Where does it start? Be demanding.
Do you consider yourself average? Probably not, so why would you settle for average. No, I’m not talking about dating – it’s about your people. The people working around you every day and who you rely on for your companies success.
Where does it start? Expectations. You need to have a clear understanding of what you expect from people and be able to convey the message to those who need to live up to it. This includes your people, suppliers, consultants, etc. anyone who assists you making your business prosperous.
Where else? These expectations needs to be clearly understood during the recruiting process, once they have joined the company/department and on an on-going basis. Your suppliers and consultants, etc. when the engagement starts.
Be demanding and don’t accept less – after all you have high expectations for yourself why not for those around you. Understand that demanding does not mean:
- being rude
- being a dictator
- you stop listening
- you stop soliciting information
- having expectations
- focus on results
- a way of working
- open to feedback
- asking for the feedback
Set your expectations and demand nothing less. Can you do it?