Every employee is a leader. Never let your leader be surprised.

Every employee is a leader no matter what level you are within the company.

Leaders are leaders of company and/or department vision and success. Leaders are also leaders of:

  • Hiring and retaining the best people
  • Knowledge / information: Making sure employees know the vision, goals and the ‘why?’
  • Employee motivation and team motivation
  • Resource allocation: Making sure the team has the resources they need to succeed
  • Project tracking: Keeping routine track of projects, goals and budgets
  • Managing expectations: Keeping everyone informed – managing up the ladder and managing down the ladder.Manage Expectations

Employees are leaders because they are responsible for what they do with the goals, opportunities and resources their leader provides. Employees are also responsible for:

  • How they use the resources provided
  • How they allocate their time – time management
  • How well they collaborate and communicate within a project team and with suppliers
  • If they do or do not meet agreed upon goals
  • Managing expectations: Keeping their leaders informed

In short, employees are leaders of their own personal and professional success, brand and reputation.

If circumstances change and new risk is introduced for any agreed upon timeline or goal, employees must manage overall project goal expectations and they must manage their leader expectations.

Employees should ever let their leader be surprised… especially by a shortfall!


Employees are 100% responsible for building trust with their leader or for eroding trust with their leader. Employees are 100% responsible for their future.

What we do every day of our lives is what matters.

We hope you enjoyed this post.

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About Bruce Mayhew
Bruce Mayhew is a Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer who builds strong client and co-worker relationships that give clients a competitive advantage. Our training and development programs include: ■Generational Differences ■Effective Business Email Writing ■Email Etiquette ■Phone Etiquette ■Behaviour Event Interviewing (BEI) ■Mindfulness ■Using Linkedin to Build Client Relationships ■Objective Setting Made Easy

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