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The Little Book of Big Decision Models by Dr. Jim McGrath

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MODEL 30

MANAGING UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS (THE FIRST 11)

Use this to lower the expectations laid on your shoulders and then over-deliver.

The world is full of people with unrealised potential. Or is it?

Were you ever told that you had potential? Who told you? Your teachers/lecturers or employer? What age were you when they told you, 16, 18, 21 or older? In trying to motivate/encourage you they placed expectations on your shoulders. Unfortunately, some people spend a miserable lifetime trying to live up to the expectations placed on them by well-meaning parents, teachers and mentors/managers.

THERE ARE TWO SETS OF EXPECTATIONS THAT NEED TO BE MANAGED:

1. The person’s expectations of themselves

2. Other people’s expectations of them

In business ...

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