By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to help established expectations in a new position. Reading time: 3:04
Congratulations! You’ve been promoted. Or maybe condolences are in order. New department. Same old problems.
You’ve seen this movie before. And it ain’t pretty. So now what do you do?
Write a new ending of course. This is YOUR movie now. Direct it –the WRITE way.
Write a personal letter to each one of your direct reports, a personal letter that details your passion and your expectations for that person’s area of responsibility.
That’s what a four-star general did when he became Chief of Staff of the US Army. Gordon R. Sullivan refers to his Letters to Commanders in his book HOPE IS NOT A METHOD , What Business Leaders Can Learn from America’s Army. Continue reading