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048 - What to do When LSI 1 & 2 Doesn't Match

Published on 30 Apr 2019

If you're in a debrief and the LSI1 of how the person see themselves is very different than the LSI2 of how others see them - don't freak out... follow these tips instead. This episode is hosted by Sue Bigham and Dominic Gourley.

Listen to Episode 048: What to do When LSI 1 and 2 Don't Match

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Key Takeaways from this Episode:

Go about the debrief in the same way. Make sure to spend time on building rapport (there might be some real gold…)

When you go to LSI 2, keep the LSI 1 open at the same time so you can contrast, compare, and refer back and forth.

If there is quite a difference between the person's LSI 1 and 2, they might have a bit of a shock and reaction when they see it. Leave them space just to absorb and understand before you jump in with questions. Let the silence sit.

Explore inconsistencies between thinking and behavior. You can go to the Item by Item pages to look at the differences. Why do you think people might experience your behavior that way?

Look at the spread of opinion and group breakouts. Maybe it is one particular group that see a very different perspective on their behavior. What’s an example of an action in this group which might explain how people are experiencing you in this way?

They are an expert in themselves – you can’t give examples for them – so ask them to explore their own story.

If they are struggling for examples – ask them just to be aware, notice, and note down any examples of that behavior between now and the next time you meet. Once they are aware of it, they will likely notice when they are behaving that way.

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Listen to these related episodes of Culture Bites:

020: Tips and tricks for LSI Debriefs
023: Passive LSI Action Tips
024: Aggressive LSI Action Tips
029: Coaching Questions for Passive Styles
030: Coaching Questions for Aggressive Styles
046: The Power of Rapport Building in Debriefs
047: What to do When Debriefing a Constructive Profile