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Give anecdotes, not advice

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As a manager, you can tell employees what they should and should not do. But telling people what to do often triggers resistance. To up the odds that your input will sink in, don’t give direct advice. Share your experience. Begin by saying, “Here’s what happened to me.” End by concluding, “So that’s my experience, for what it’s worth.”

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