Should we hold politicians to their campaign promises? In his Globe and Mail column this morning, Toronto City Hall reporter Marcus Gee addresses this question. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/mayor-torys-reversal-of-ttc-fare-freeze-promise-sows-seeds-of-doubt/article22530423/). Gee reports on Toronto Mayor John Tory’s reversal of promise regarding the increase of TTC fares. He acknowledges that promising no fare hike was foolish. He questions whether […]Read More Should we expect promises to be broken?
The question sounds absurd: Can people’s expectations alter what we can do physically? Specifically, can people’s expectations change whether a blind person can see? On a recent edition of the podcast “This American Life”, Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller, hosts of the new program “Invisibilia”, revealed the results of their research into the subject and […]Read More Do our expectations affect the results? The surprising research findings.
Target Canada announced early this morning they were closing all 133 Canadian locations and pulling out – lock, stock and barrel. After less than two years! What seemed a sure thing has quickly crumbled to the point of being what is target1described as “an epic failure.” It is sure to be one that will be studied in marketing and merchandising courses for years to come. And it is a lesson in mismanaged expectations.Read More Target Canada closing – the result of mismanaged expectations.
This morning I spoke with a woman who attended a seminar and bought the book over a year ago. She was excited to share how it has helped her. Her words continue to ring in my ears: “Your book has revolutionized the way I manage my life.”Read More It’s not enough to understand expectations, we’ve got to manage them!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]Read More 2014 in review
I’m not big on predictions. I don’t make them, and though I read them, I don’t truly expect them to come to pass as stated. Nevertheless, this is a season when we may be thinking of our own expectations for the coming year. What are yours?Read More A new year, and new expectations.
Why do we only hear about their expectations after the opportunity has passed? Why didn’t they voice their desire before, so we could address it? What expectation are you not vocalizing that matters to you?Read More Are you vocalizing what you expect?
Hamilton family expects corpse to resurrect, and prays fervently for six months with the body laying in a bedroom. Is this what they ought to expect? Why or why not?Read More They expected what?!
The question I am asked the most often is: “How do I know if my expectations are realistic?” The fact of the matter is that no one but you can make that analysis. And here is how to do it.Read More Analyzing my expectations means determining how realistic they are.
I compare realizing our expectations to wearing eyeglasses. Most of the time I’m unaware I’m wearing my glasses. (Unless they are as cloudy and in need of cleaning as they are right now!) They are simply the way I see the world. It’s the same with my expectations. I may not be aware of them, […]Read More Managing our expectations begins with realizing what they are.