ALWAYS Believe Adults Mean What They Say

As HR Pros and Talent Acquisitions Specialists we have to make judgments based on information. We usually gather this information in the form of interviews (job interviews, coaching interviews, feedback surveys, etc.).

What have I learned after all these years interviewing? When an adult tells you something, you have to believe they mean it.

Here’s my story:

When I was going through a personal crisis many years ago (you know, death in family, divorce, whatever), I was in a period of believing my own spin about other adults’ intentions. I was particularly good at creating motive when someone did things questionable in public. And usually to me.

We all have a way of creating an alternate reality when the current one is simply too difficult to digest, understand, or tolerate. When I was in a phase of creating these alternate realities, a great friend of mine said, “Dawn, damn it, at some point you just have to know adults mean want they say and say what they mean.” My counselor concurred.

Read the rest of my post (and lots of other great stuff) at Fistful Of Talent…. 

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