Vague Orders

As the head of a team, you cannot give vague orders.


Here’s a saying that many armies like to repeat: “If anything goes bad, the commander is always wrong.”


That is meant to insist on the fact that, as a commander, one has to give clear orders and lead troops in the best possible way.


If we take this philosophy and apply it in business, it means that the chief of a team should always give clear, understandable, and actionable orders to their executives.


If you’re not happy with the work that people do for you, that’s probably because you’re neither giving the correct orders nor the proper context.


Before complaining about your employees, think first about your orders.

October 13, 2020