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Lack Clarity? Take the Initiative

Leadership Nudge – LACK CLARITY? TAKE THE INITIATIVE

Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You’ve had the “I intend to” talk with the boss. The boss likes the direction you are going and says, “Let’s get it done!” You are excited, energized, motivated, and then you realize you might be lacking some of the clarity you need to get the job done.

Here are some things you can do. First, take the initiative. Schedule time with the boss to get the clarity you need. Second, don’t ask the boss to solve the issue, just ask for more information. Don’t go in and ask them to tell you what to do. Try saying this instead; “I need a little more clarity to ensure success here. Can you let me know what you are thinking?”

Here’s the why. It shows you understand the importance of the job you are trying to accomplish. And you retain the initiative for the communication and for getting the job done. You have control over your work.

Our Leadership Nudge to you this week is this:

If you find yourself lacking clarity – take the initiative for acquiring the information you need.

Let us know what how it goes!

Enroll for the Leadership Nudge –  www.davidmarquet.com


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