Obama and the High Cost of High Expectations

Obama and the High Cost of High Expectations

10.19.10

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Ron Ashkenas' blog post on Harvard Business Review There's an old saying that putting someone on a pedestal makes it a lot easier to get kicked in the head. I mention this because two years ago many voters put Barack Obama on a very high pedestal. Expectations went through the roof as crowds of people (even outside the U.S.) shouted that oft-repeated campaign slogan, "Yes we can!" For the first time in many years Download PDF

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