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.
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.