My last couple of articles have been about presenting ideas so that people listen to what you are saying.
But what happens if you explain something to people and then they decide to do the wrong thing anyway?
Of course it is possible that you were wrong and that they are right.
But what if you are sure that they are about to do the wrong thing and that it will hurt them when they do?
The care factor
When people are about to make a mistake, I often stop to ask myself how much I care.
If I don’t care much what they do then I can just keep my mouth shut
Sometimes I have found myself arguing with people when I really should just let them make their own call and move on. So one of the things that I am still working on is to avoid expressing an opinion where there is no need to. Instead, a good coach is one who let’s people form their own opinions.
But what if I do care that the person I am coaching is going to make a mistake and I think I should tell them?
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