Be Demanding: Setting Your Standards
“People want to be told what to do and will do what they are told.” That quote is an ever-present reminder that even as adults we need leadership, direction, and boundaries. And one of the best things you can do for your team is to be a demanding boss.
Not a boss that yells, screams, and dictates orders. And no, not a boss who sees his workers as slaves, subjects, or people he or she can dump on. The best description of a demanding boss is someone who lives “friendly but firm.” A “steady as she goes” leader guides and directs his or her group toward their best performance. Best performance comes when everyone understands what the standard for good performance is for your organization.
Being a demanding ...