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Think back to when you were a child and acted out. Maybe you didn’t want to wash the dishes or go to school one day. What it is was doesn’t matter but how you reacted and why does. 

Look behind the ‘bad’ behaviour. There was something behind the curtain. We’re so quick to turn to negative reactions as behavioural issues but there’s more to it. 

We know there is. And the reasons lie in Tick’s four bird types. 

It carries on, well into adulthood. Instead of fighting against doing those household jobs, we now avoid things like work or ‘life responsibilities.’ Coz we just don’t wanna, right? 

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What’s ‘behind’ the resistance? 

If you notice one of your team members doing anything but what they’re supposed to, first, let go of assumptions and agendas. Look for the reason that’s causing their actions.

While it’s easy to focus on their behaviours and play the blame game, it’s important to see behind this and find the answers. Come at it from a solutions-focused angle. And while it can be difficult to get into their heads, there are tools available to help you learn more about your team’s personalities (e.g. Tick’s bird profiles). 

What can come across as a ‘stubborn’ attitude could just be their Eagle coming out. This dominant bird type loves power and authority, so if they’re not in a position where they can showcase this, they tend to ‘reject’ the role. 

It explains why they’re not performing specific, expected tasks. 

Now, put a Dove in that same role. If the job involves working closely with other people, in a supportive and loving environment, a Dove personality will flourish… yearning for approval, friendship and to be wanted. 

But, put Dove’s in a leadership role where they’re trying to please as well as manage different personalities and they will struggle. 

If you’re having issues with the performance or behaviour of your team or staff, use our personality profiling tools. We’re happy to send you free samples, so you can see how easy (and informative) they are. 

Drop ‘bad’ labels and adopt a more subtle and insightful strategy, with the help of Tick. Our resources will help guide you in the best way to respond, based on the person’s bird type and individual traits. 

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