Unspoken needs

I expect from the team members that they will each be able to express their needs about, for instance, the amount of responsibility they are prepared to take on or the amount of support they need. Although I am prepared to support those with less experience in expressing their needs, I am not ready to take on the responsibility of expressing and meeting their needs for them. After all, one of the prerequisites for working as a trainer is being able to take care of your own needs. In practice, an action intended to support someone may be perceived as such or it may create confusion or be perceived as competition. That is why it is important for everyone to articulate what they need in terms of support without putting the rest of the team in a position where they have to hazard a guess.