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... before and after seeking advice. Gratitude has been shown to promote honesty, productivity, and overall well-being in the workplace, and can be used as a tool to ease any interaction, including asking for advice.
If a co-worker agrees to meet for coffee and share a lot of...
If you decide not to follow someone's advice, there is no better way to inform them than with compassionate directness.
Take a moment to talk with your colleague about why you decided to pursue another path, or rely on other information. Be straightforward in your conversation, ...
Whether you are looking for general information about the next steps in your career or are curious about a specific concept you're not familiar with, let people know what kind of information you are after and why you are asking in the first place.
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This underscores the importance of starting on the right foot. If you upset the person you’re trying to help, they’ll wall themselves off.
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Asking good, effective questions is a powerful but little known tool to get the most helpful information, facilitate learning and improve interpersonal bonding.
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