“What promises are you making?” It’s one of Max De Pree’s favorite questions of leaders. What can people expect from you? I must admit it’s easy to focus my expectations on others, rather than on myself. For that reason alone, Max’s question is worth asking regularly. Even when we examine ourselves, it’s easy to think of accountability merely in terms of the results for which we are responsible. Results are important, of course. But the greater challenge lies in looking within ourselves. What are we promising about the kind of leaders we will be?