Why do we need to be more straightforward with our communication as leaders? Because otherwise, we assume. When you lead an organization, it is easy to assume that your vision, intentions, and values are reflected across your team. We assume Jimmy thinks we’re doing a great job leading the club. We assume he loves those two hour long meetings. We assume his intentions with the organization are purer than baby Jesus himself. We’re dreaming. Instead of assuming, we need to start asking the right questions and clearly communicating what our thoughts and expectations are.