Great Expectations – The Risks of Exceeding Expectations and How to Manage Them When working for your clients, customers, team, manager etc, exceeding their expectations sounds like exactly what you should be doing; but not necessarily. Let me explain the risks of exceeding expectations and how to manage them for success. Take Apple as an example. … More Great Expectations – iPhone 7 and the risks of exceeding expectations
You should ask for help more often. Nobody really wants to though as we think its a sign of weakness. We believe it suggests bad planning, or poor execution; that it is our fault. Asking for help though is an essential personal career skill. But is it really a sign of weakness to ask for … More You should ask for help more often
This is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard is: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain. Its a bit like “Eat your greens first so that you enjoy the rest of your meal”. Essentially, identify your hardest … More Eat a Live Frog!
Everyone has someone at work who is their kryptonite, someone who makes you feel powerless, threatened and at risk. Here’s how to deal with them. Remember that they are only one person, and one person seldom has complete power over you. Surround yourself with others who do support you and what you do. They could … More Who is your Kryptonite? (And how to overcome them)
Who wants to make mistakes? No-one right? Why on earth would we seek mistakes. The embarrassment; the consequences; the shame. However, you can learn more from your mistakes than you do your successes. Check out this article from entrepreneur.com for former Apple CEO, John Sculley’s thoughts that you should “view failure not as a ‘game … More Who wants to make mistakes?