For twenty-something years I thought that everyone communicated in the same way that I did.
Amazingly (sarcasm intended), they don’t. In fact, every person I’ve ever led communicated in very different ways.
And that meant they preferred to be communicated to in different ways. That’s where my troubles began.
I assumed others were motivated by the same things that motivated me. I assumed that they could be motivated in the same ways that I was motivated. What’s good for the goose (me) is good for the gander, right?
i also assumed that everyone understood me, because everything I said sounded so perfect in my head. It’s as if I thought that everyone was born with a gene that meant that they inherently understood everything that I said.