The City Scoop: Olivia, thanks again to her socialite connections, promises Joe Z. she can score a backstage interview with Marc Jacobs following his show at Fashion Week. Unfortunately for Olivia, her plans to interview Marc fall through and she can't make the delivery as promised.
The Lesson: Never make a promise you can't live up to. Joe hadn't even asked for the exclusive interview, but Olivia, likely in an effort to score some points with the boss, promised she'd come through. The thing is, when you don't deliver on something you set yourself up for, you look a lot worse. If anything, say you'll try, but don't raise expectations if it's a long shot. It's great to put yourself out there and work hard to go above and beyond the job, but know your limitations and what's realistic.