Let’s be real. How often in life do we receive good advice? And more specifically: how often do we receive good advice from our bosses or colleagues? Sure, it’s not unheard of—but it doesn’t happen often. Today’s Instaread looks at some good alternatives for the next time you’re tempted to offer guidance to someone who doesn’t need it.
Try Coaching Instead
Coaching is a practice that aims to help people find their own solutions. It focuses more on process than outcome. Asking questions and staying curious are two useful strategies that can uncover challenges and lead to fixes. Sometimes the first thing people talk about is not the true problem they are facing. Asking questions can help you both get to the bottom of things.