Prone to advise

Your rank and authority give you the right.

Your experience gives you the credibility.

The consequences involved make you reluctant to do it any way but yours.

Your busy day makes you impatient.

So, you issue orders and give advice…all day long. This cycle is not a crime, it’s just not the best way to develop your people.

You already have most of the solutions to problems you’ll encounter in your position. However, developing leaders is not about delivering your answers. It’s about coaching others to discover their own.

(Michael Bungay Stanier’s book will help you break the cycle.)

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