How Leaders Can Manage Expectations and Relationships with Francois Dellea

Have you ever wondered why people don't meet your expectations?

Maybe the reason is that you didn't set the expectation properly or maybe the other person didn't know it existed at all!

Expectations are misset all the time and it causes real frustration and trouble for leaders and their teams.

On this episode, best-selling author and leadership coach Nils Vinje speaks with Francois Dellea, Senior Director of Engineering at Archipelago, about managing expectations and relationships as a leader.

In this episode...
0:21 - Francois's background - Francois explains his role at Archipelago
3:52 - First leadership position - Francois's first leadership role happened by mistake.
5:00 - Shifting into leadership - What had to change for Francois to adjust to his leadership role?
8:16 - From IC to leader - What tools did Francois need to take on a new leadership role?
12:28 - Tailoring leadership to different people - Francois shares advice on how to get more out of team conversations.
18:17 - Managing expectations down the chain - How would Francois approach this kind of communication?
25:09 - Keeping everyone on the same page - How does Francois set and agree on expectations with his team?
30:42 - Francois's advice to himself - What advice would Francois give his younger self?


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