When you ask someone to make a commitment, it’s important to remember that you’re both responsible for its success. If you can improve your skills at asking for commitments, it will make a big difference in people’s ability to keep the commitments they make to you. In this month’s video, Lloyd explores the 8 areas to focus on to become more effective at asking for commitments. They’re called The Big 8, and for your reference, we’ve listed them below.

The Big 8

  1. Establish a Mutual Understanding
  2. Support Them in Saying “No”
  3. Don’t Accept Every Commitment
  4. Why Is It Important?
  5. Get a “By When”
  6. Reconfirm Your Understanding
  7. Check In
  8. Acknowledge and Follow Up