Questioning Our Assumptions & Instinctive Reactions


I had to shoo some geese off my garden this morning. I don’t know if they were wild but they were certainly unruly. And, ultimately, I never caught them, nor am I confident that it will disincentify future incursions, so I guess it was both literally and figuratively a wild goose chase.

I tell the story now in my blog because earlier I’d posted it on FaceBook. A comedy buddy of mine commented. He is a fascinating chap, a tad alternative but with multiple degrees, at least one PhD and a penchant for poetry. He knows flora and fauna. Turns out it’s very likely the geese were after bugs and not veges. As my friend described them, “a clean-up crew not a wrecking crew”.

At work or in business, how often do we leap to incorrect assumptions because we are protecting our patch? And, as in this case, how often are we not just off-target but 180 degrees off-target.

I’m trialling a self-directed course I’ve developed on personal effectiveness. One of the ten lessons within it is on critical thinking, a critical element of which is testing our assumptions and instinctive reactions. You get all five of my books (in eBook format) when you sign up. If that sounds of interest, you can learn more at .

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About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on June 8, 2020, in Employee Engagement. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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