Have Reasonable Expectations of Others
It’s also important to have reasonable expectations of others around you. For example, can you expect the person with whom you’ve just started working to take direct criticism from you? Probably not. You might need to develop a stronger rapport so this person knows—at an emotional level—that your criticism is constructive and well-meant.
Take inventory of your key office relationships and develop a set of reasonable expectations for each of those people.
Having unrealistic expectations of others can lead to failures, disappointments, and hurt feelings. And those always result in damaged relationships.
Just as you should have realistic expectations of yourself, you also need to have reasonable ...

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