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Understanding is a two-way street

Are you trying to sell your view of the world, or are you trying to find bigger picture, shared understanding of the situation?

We all have different experiences, learn different things, see different data. From this, we come to conclusions.

Then, we talk to our teammates, our boss, our subordinates - and we try to sell them our conclusion.

Sometimes they buy it, but rarely because they understand what you understand.

Later, we realise we weren't actually on the same page.

Instead of selling your conclusion, expose your data and experiences. Ask your teammates to do the same.

Then you all have a better picture of the overall situation.

Then you're all learning.

Then you can all come to a conclusion together.

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