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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

how to give advice to coworkers without being annoying

Have you ever looked at another area of your company and thought, "They'd get better results if they did it this way instead?" If so, have you ever been tempted to tell them?

This is a sticky area. Even when your input is fantastic, if you don't present it in the right way, you can make people defensive and irritated.

Some people handle this by never making suggestions to others at all, sacrificing the possibility of giving input that might really be appreciated. Others handle it by plunging right in, repeatedly, and over time end up alienating their colleagues. But there's a way to give input that won't make people want to tell you to mind your own business.

Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I explain how. Please check it out...