A Quality of Thought: High Performance Leadership is … Co-created Agreement
When I’m managing, I’m in a world of expectation. This is my expectation. This is what I expect of you. This is how you missed my expectation.
And I notice when I’m in a world of expectation because it’s all over here with me; or over there with you; but certainly not in the space between us.
When I am in my mode of High Performance Leadership, I’m no longer in a world of expectation. I’m now in a world of agreement: something I coach us to co-create, together.
- Agreements are adult-to-adult – where expectations are parent-to-child.
- Agreements are what-you-can-count-on – where expectations are hopes-and-wishes.
- Agreements are passionate-involvement – where expectations are at-arms-length-disinterest.
- Agreements are responsibility – where expectations are irresponsible. (Plain and simple.)
Amplify your leadership performance by making it a habit to co-create agreements with your people – for every single one of your projects, tasks and delegations.