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Your ‘little black duck’ is getting you into trouble…

Posted by Phil Owens
Phil Owens
Philip is one of Australia’s leading performance and leadership specialists. He
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on Thursday, 18 July 2013
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I recently ran a one-day workshop on negotiation.  This was an experienced group of sales managers, each with lots of experience in negotiating big deals, and all with previous negotiation experience.  Even the best of them was being sabotaged in their negotiations by their 'little black duck'.

 

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It defines you

Posted by Phil Owens
Phil Owens
Philip is one of Australia’s leading performance and leadership specialists. He
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on Thursday, 12 July 2012
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How we define ourselves often sets the boundaries of what we believe is possible for us.  What if you could change your label and change your life?


I met with a client this week who reminded me of one of the ‘pitfalls’ of assessment.  At one point in a discussion, they came out with “I’m not very good like that BECAUSE I am an ENFP”.  I have had other clients say “Oh, but I’m a DI”.


In other words, they are using the outcomes of assessment tools that describe preferences to defend their behavioural rigidities or incapacities.  They become excuses as to why they can't live up to their potential.

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