From the monthly archives:

December 2010

Answer: Draft a set of the expectations you believe this peer has of you. These would be the behaviors as well as the products of those behaviors that he/she counts on receiving from you. Present the list in this way. “Chris, I’ve been thinking lately about what you need from me in your role here [...]

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Answer: Create a table much like the one below to set the matter straight. This tool achieves clarity in the comparative responsibility you share with direct reports for key decisions regarding the business of your team, division, or company. It also refocuses a direct report who is currently assuming too much or too little accountability [...]

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