Assumptions Lead to Unmet Expectations

Assumptions Lead to Unmet Expectations

Assumptions lead to unmet expectations. Those assumptions can be happening on both sides of the conversation. Or rather, lack thereof. Let me give you an example from my home front. The general rule in our house is one person cooks and the other person does the...
Assumptions Affect How We Listen

Assumptions Affect How We Listen

Are you perceived by others as someone who is always multitasking rather than listening? (How do you know? Have you asked?) Is not listening as deeply as you need to having a negative impact on your relationships, at work and elsewhere? Assumptions affect how we...
Assumptions Affect What Questions We Ask

Assumptions Affect What Questions We Ask

Assumptions affect what questions we ask. They also affect how we ask them. And if we ask them. Just one more way in which assumptions are so pervasive. They literally affect every aspect of communication. Asking questions can be challenging. If you’re not someone for...
Assumptions Affect How We Show Up

Assumptions Affect How We Show Up

“Take your shoes off when you enter a new place. You weren’t the first one there.” ~ Ellen Patnaude Assumptions affect how we show up in new situations, meeting new people. They also affect how we view others who are new to our “territory.” Either scenario can cause...