Remember four things when giving advice:
- The role and responsibilities of the person on the other side of the table. See the situation from their perspective.
- Your intentions — keep them pure
- The delivery itself — focus on tone and spirit in which advice is delivered. This is crucial.
- Summary — close off the interaction, make sure everyone is on the same page. Whether it’s a one minute conversation or four hour meeting, get some closure and action items.
That is just one of the points made by Ben Casnocha; there are several more where it came from. Link via Fabio at Orgtheory.
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