Commitments have lost their weight.
Making a commitment used to mean being dedicated to a cause or action — no matter what. Good leaders keep that definition while far too many others now treat a commitment as an obligation laced with dread. It has become passive; something they have to meet by the end of the week or month. As a result, commitment begins to feel like the end of something, and they get broken too easily with little repercussion.
Fix that by replacing your commitments with your initiatives. Be less interested in the promises people make and more interested in the actions they take.
Make a list of all the first steps you’ll take this week.