Any advice on effective feedback to a High D High C direct that consistently doesn't offer deadlines when I ask how long something will take and consistently avoids answering questions like "Do we agree that you'll have this done by Friday and 1pm and you'll send an e-mail as your deliverable?"
I admit that I have failed at my job to set the deadline anyway and I've enabled this direct to continue in his behavior for several months. I need to remedy my own behavior. With my other directs, we work out (yeah, I'm a High S High C) a realistic deadline since I have no clue how long it should take (he's a programmer). When I try and get input from this direct I get a lot of "it's more complicated then that..." or "the question is really..." or "it shouldn't take long" or "it's my top priority". Oh, and then there's the classic "Well..." when I ask for him to agree to a deadline I randomly select.