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
- 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
- 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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About the Book
The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Joe learns that shifting his focus from getting to giving — constantly and consistently creating value for others — leads to exceptional returns.
Rapidly going from national bestseller to global phenomenon, The Go-Giver has gained a devoted following with over a million copies sold. It’s utilized as a resource in major corporations to small businesses, in schools and churches, in book clubs, and more. Nearly a decade since its original publication, this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.
I also enjoy Steve’s blog he does great work. Taking time to invest in your people is so important as a leader. As a new leader it took me some time to learn this lesson. Thanks for having Steve on the podcast.
Hi Tom, thank you so much for your kind feedback. Yes, his blog is consistently powerful and on-point! Keep up the great work, Tom!
What a top-quality interview. Steve Keating”s easy-to listen-to style and clear illustrations bring great leadership principles to life!
Hi Mark. So glad to know you enjoyed the interview and Steve’s wisdom. Thanks so much for the feedback!