Today we will explore one of my favorite derailers….Assumptions. When something goes wrong, and it sometimes will — we begin to ask questions like…
-Why did they do that…. -I thought they were going to do … – I assumed that you would …. -Who didn’t do their job… -Why don’t they ever… – They threw me under the bus… -They did ___ on purpose, because they wanted to….
In the above examples our energy and focus was directed on placing blame/ or making assumptions as to the intent of another person’s actions, words, or behaviors. I suggest that we should be curious and genuinely seek to understand without assuming another person’s intentions. You will find that you will build trust/credibility while lowering your stress level.
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