The other day I caught myself being defensive about adding color on my website. What would make me go off like that? Any time I’m that adamant, I know there is some hidden treasure I can learn from it.
Here’s Some of the Advantages of Being Defensive at Work…
- Avoid changing our mindset or behaviors.
- Pretend it makes us a strong leader.
- Hide our doubts and the fear of losing control.
- Take full advantage of using excuses.
- Camouflage our oversensitivity.
- Keep ourselves busy constantly defending our position.
- Save time by not being open to other options or the actual facts.
- Think we are being unfairly treated and our defense will save us.
- Use it as a way to attack others’ suggestions.
- Stay away from getting to neutral and listening to our intuition or gut instincts.
- Focus our attention on being right instead of being successful.
- Stops wasting time and money with research and development.
- Confuse being defensive with being passionate about our work.
- Avoid being a better worker or having a better company.
So what are you defending at work? Maybe it’s a procedure or system or your expertise in that area. Perhaps it’s a boss, customer or co-worker. Or it might be like me, a marketing strategy.
If you are ready to stop being defensive, contact Vickie Champion for a discovery coaching and consulting session.