The Expectation Hangover. It was February 2013. There were signs that things weren’t right. One of my staff members had shared with me how he was struggling. He was getting physically sick and professionally off his game due to the stress of the past few years. As an organization, industry, and community/country, we had been going through a lot: huge financial losses, deepening recession, and little signal that things would change for the positive in the short term. I told him that as his colleague and boss I didn’t want to see him leave.