People tend to have go to dishes to bring to events. One of mine is shrimp with either cocktail sauce or pesto. It’s easy. Every time I bring it, a friend asks how I make the shrimp. Low heat, non-stick pan, a little olive oil. He’s an amazing chef and makes high end restaurant quality dishes. So it has surprised me how many times he has asked me about something that is pretty straightforward to me.
And that’s the thing. Sometimes what is straightforward to one person is not to another. Which means verbal descriptions are not always sufficient. Showing is better than telling. It’s a good lesson for us to remember as leaders.