Dr. Milan
Stankovic

Boundaries

By respecting my boundaries, you are helping me believe in your best intentions.

Time is my most precious resource. If you are on the receiving end of my time, I hold you accountable for what you do with it.

I value clarity of intentions, and questions that help clarify them. Assumptions are a waste of time.

When I clearly announce topics that I want to discuss with you in a meeting, it is not OK for you to get into that meeting and avoid those topics.

If you ask me for a document, and I take the time to have it provided to you, it is not OK for you to behave as if you have not read it.

I know, better then you, what is best for me.

Backchanneling (asking around instead of asking me) is a waste of time. Direct communication is respect. Because if you don’t trust me, I can’t trust you.