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Oct 25, 2016

Leadership, Business, Expectations, Relationships, Decisions




We know that, even situationally, people will often live up--or down--to our expectations of them. But why? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And later in our interview segment, long-time leader and personal development authority, Steve Keating, shares with us the benefit and how-to of leading with high expectations. That and more on today’s show.

Bob's Thought of the Day


You’ll discover:


  • Why (and how) you begin the process of changing another person’s attitude
  • Sir Winston Churchill’s advice for getting others to acquire a virtue (and a word of caution)
  • A reminder that our expectations of others are powerful, both positively and negatively.


Interview with Steve Keating


You’ll discover:


  • The right way to raise expectations for people.
  • A dramatic story of two students who performed according to expectations … and mixed-up test scores.
  • Your #1 responsibility as a leader.
  • How Steve helped an employee develop his confidence and leverage his own ability to make good decisions.
  • Why you shouldn’t become good at something that doesn’t need to be done in the first place.
  • The best way to discover what motivates another person.
  • Why you can’t lead people without first knowing them.
  • The difference between seeing others as an expense of time or an investment of time.

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  • The more we expect of ourselves and others, the more we get. @LeadToday
  • Leadership is making a personal investment in other people. @LeadToday
  • Your #1 responsibility as a leader is to help your people reach their potential. @LeadToday


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