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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Looking in from Outside

Other people’s perceptions of you may be significantly at odds with your own view of yourself. Finding out what others think of you is an important element of self-exploration, and helps you modify your behavior so that you can take up opportunities that you might otherwise have missed.

Seeking new perspectives

You may feel you lack confidence, or that you are too quiet, but others may see you primarily as someone who is trustworthy, honorable, and wise. Conversely, you may describe yourself as assertive and confident, while others see you as aggressive and avoid involving you in their projects. Other people’s views are important because they shape the way they behave toward you. That’s not to say you should always aim ...

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