Four Simple Actions

TELL me what you expect of me.

The conversations you have with your employees every day are essential to building a culture that attracts and retains high-performing employees. As a leader, you can create a culture where employees thrive by telling employees what you expect of them.

Lauren Robel, Executive Vice President; Provost, IU Bloomington

Leadership Made Simple

  • Clearly and consistently communicate expectations and priorities so your employees can focus on—and deliver—what matters most.
  • Discuss role expectations with them and share how each individual’s role contributes to the success of the larger team or organization.
  • Clarify a role’s tasks and responsibilities, as well as the behaviors they should expect from you and from their team members.

Tips to Get Started

  • Tell a team member what excellence in their role looks like.
  • Tell a team member how their role contributes to the success of the team or organization.
  • As a team, discuss behavioral expectations for team meetings, communication, etc.