When an employee asks us to give advice, it feels good. We jump to answer them and share our knowledge almost without thinking about it. People will often at least pretend that what we said is useful, and that feeds our egos even more. And the cycle of advice-giving continues. Unfortunately, our advice is often not that good. Many times that other person will end up not taking our advice. Or worse still takes our advice, and in their context, it is useless or even harmful.

Michael Bungay Stainer calls this desire to always give advice our advice monster. His…

Keith Corbin

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