Our new hire has been with us for just a month and is already expecting to be promoted. How do I manage these unrealistic expectations?
Option No. 1 – Fire him. That would deliver a bracing dose of reality, but pretty harsh.
Option No. 2 – Promote him. But then you would be joining his fantasy world.
Option No. 3 – Enlighten him. Teach him a better way to harness his ambition.
If he wants to succeed, he should add the south pole of humility to the north pole of magnanimity.