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Expectation Management

Sep. 11th, 2003 | 11:32 am

A good corporate buzzword is "expectation management". It involves keeping ideas about a project in check, so that your project to properly capitalize addresses isn't expected to balance the deficit and solve world peace. Most of expectation management involved rumor control and actually communicating, a serious pitfall for almost any organization.

I realized it's a valid concept for most people too. Keeping there own expectations in check that is. I lost my first full pound finally, and thought "Yes!". Then in the back of my mind was this flash: "I'm on a roll! I've broken through the barrier! The pounds will come rolling off now like a sweat off a warthog!"* Hopefully I can keep that flash in the background and not get discouraged if it takes awhile before I lose another pound.

* Warthogs of course don't sweat, but you're missing the point you little nitpickers

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Expectation Management

Sep. 11th, 2003 | 11:32 am

A good corporate buzzword is "expectation management". It involves keeping ideas about a project in check, so that your project to properly capitalize addresses isn't expected to balance the deficit and solve world peace. Most of expectation management involved rumor control and actually communicating, a serious pitfall for almost any organization.

I realized it's a valid concept for most people too. Keeping there own expectations in check that is. I lost my first full pound finally, and thought "Yes!". Then in the back of my mind was this flash: "I'm on a roll! I've broken through the barrier! The pounds will come rolling off now like a sweat off a warthog!"* Hopefully I can keep that flash in the background and not get discouraged if it takes awhile before I lose another pound.

* Warthogs of course don't sweat, but you're missing the point you little nitpickers

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Expectation Management

Sep. 11th, 2003 | 11:32 am

A good corporate buzzword is "expectation management". It involves keeping ideas about a project in check, so that your project to properly capitalize addresses isn't expected to balance the deficit and solve world peace. Most of expectation management involved rumor control and actually communicating, a serious pitfall for almost any organization.

I realized it's a valid concept for most people too. Keeping there own expectations in check that is. I lost my first full pound finally, and thought "Yes!". Then in the back of my mind was this flash: "I'm on a roll! I've broken through the barrier! The pounds will come rolling off now like a sweat off a warthog!"* Hopefully I can keep that flash in the background and not get discouraged if it takes awhile before I lose another pound.

* Warthogs of course don't sweat, but you're missing the point you little nitpickers

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Organization

Sep. 11th, 2003 | 11:43 pm

One of the finest memories from my childhood was playing hookie from school. We called it R&R day, and I spent them with my grandma. She knew I wasn't sick, I knew I wasn't sick, and what my mom didn't know didn't hurt her. It was a fair deal for my grandma though, since I was pretty good free labor at the time. We spent the day organizing a huge amount of refunding and coupons and cleaning out the cupboard full of pots and tupperware.

While I'm not pining for grandchildren just yet, I sure could use someone to organize our tupperware.

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Organization

Sep. 11th, 2003 | 11:43 pm

One of the finest memories from my childhood was playing hookie from school. We called it R&R day, and I spent them with my grandma. She knew I wasn't sick, I knew I wasn't sick, and what my mom didn't know didn't hurt her. It was a fair deal for my grandma though, since I was pretty good free labor at the time. We spent the day organizing a huge amount of refunding and coupons and cleaning out the cupboard full of pots and tupperware.

While I'm not pining for grandchildren just yet, I sure could use someone to organize our tupperware.

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Organization

Sep. 11th, 2003 | 11:43 pm

One of the finest memories from my childhood was playing hookie from school. We called it R&R day, and I spent them with my grandma. She knew I wasn't sick, I knew I wasn't sick, and what my mom didn't know didn't hurt her. It was a fair deal for my grandma though, since I was pretty good free labor at the time. We spent the day organizing a huge amount of refunding and coupons and cleaning out the cupboard full of pots and tupperware.

While I'm not pining for grandchildren just yet, I sure could use someone to organize our tupperware.

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