April 24, 2015

U is for understanding

Filed under: Client Communication,Mompreneur — lidia @ 8:23 pm

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With an active 3-year old, I’ve been reading a lot of books on toddler behavior lately.* The underlying theme seems to be one of understanding where your toddler is coming from: how they are feeling, what is leading them to exhibit certain behaviors (i.e. having a tantrum before going to school) and ultimately, how you can relate to them on their level—not yours.

It got me thinking about how often we don’t take time to understand where someone is coming from in business situations. Where we may take things the wrong way or misunderstand a situation. It’s easy to feel rejection or resentment when you don’t knowing the underlying causes of the other person’s behavior.

Is there a situation or person that you can be more understanding of?

*Moms: I’m happy to share my recommendations and hear yours too!