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Many people prioritise feedback over advice. But Harvard researchers found that feedback often has no impact on our performance. They argue that feedback often leads to vague input.
Feedback is often associated with evaluating past performance and is not focused on how you can improve.
Seeking advice over feedback opens up an opportunity for suggestions to improve or even advice on how to find solutions to your weakness.
It takes a willingness to acknowledge a problem you have. Good advice can be your greatest learning experience, especially when coming from someone who has already succeeded in that area.
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.
Most people shy away from asking for advice when they cannot figure out how to finish a tricky task or assignment at work.
To do it right: