Tip #663:   Stop Giving Unsolicited Advice!

On March 21, 2017, Posted by , In communication, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #663:   Stop Giving Unsolicited Advice!

“The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none.”  Eden Phillpotts

There are a number of reasons why people give unsolicited advice. If you have such a tendency, see if any of the following sound familiar:

  1. They assume that the person wants to hear their opinion of what they themselves would do in the situation.
  2. They had a similar problem that they solved successfully, so naturally they feel obliged to share it.
  3. They worry that, since they are the boss, they will look incompetent if they do not immediately offer their advice or solution to the problem.
  4. They know that they are expected to offer advice because they are known to be the “fixers”
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