When you strip away what most employers tell employees, you'll find a desire for balance. Some examples:
- We want you to be friendly, but not unduly familiar.
- We want you to be analytical, but not indecisive.
- We want you to be bold, but not rash.
- We want you to consult us, but not bother us.
- We want you to complete projects, but not neglect new and higher priorities.
- We want you to be passionate, but not fanatical.
- We want you to be a thinker and a doer.
Describing where the balance needs to be struck is one of the major responsibilities of leaders. That's why "balance" should be a frequent topic at staff meetings.