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When your expectations aren't met by the people under you, it's easy to get frustrated... and passive aggressive.

Key Points:

  • Weak leaders get passive aggressive when expectations aren’t met.
  • Strong leaders have clarity and communicate it directly.
  • Strong leaders aggressively create a culture of ownership.

Quote This:

Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.- Homer

See Also: Communication, Culture

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Have you ever served under a passive-aggressive leader? Describe it. What effect did it have on you?
  3. Who are you most passive-aggressive toward? What kinds of things do you do?
  4. If you could have an honest conversation with that person, what would you say? What keeps you from having that honest conversation?
  5. What boundaries or consequences do you have to put in place for the person above? Do you think those boundaries or consequences are clear to that person? Explain.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.