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Why Giving Advice Doesn’t Work

November 23rd, 2010

Article from Leadership IQ: Why Giving Advice Doesn't Work

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http://community.icontact.com/p/leadershipiq/newsletters/leadership/posts/article-why-giving-advice-doesnt-work

Why Advice Doesn’t Work Reason #4: Narcissism.
Let’s be honest. Sometimes we give advice to demonstrate how smart we are, or because we feel left out or need to be needed. There are even cases where constructive feedback is manipulated to vent anger or to purposely hurt someone. But it’s always done under the thinly veiled guise of trying to be helpful.

Before you offer constructive feedback, consider your reasons. If your purpose is not to help someone achieve great performance, you probably want to rethink giving the feedback.