In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend. ~Solon
There are many times when you seek the very best advice and then you go out and do the exact opposite.
If you are seriously seeking “the very best advice” don’t be dismissive and run off and do the the exact opposite.
Follow these simple barometers for asking advice:
* Judge carefully about whom the advice is from.
* Think does this person have an ulterior motive?
* Ask yourself if this person is a good listener?
* Listen to the person who is giving the advice are they asking and offering advice accordingly?
* Never accept anything that you hear or see at face value. The more you question, the better.
These are just a few examples, this doesn’t mean you should seek only advice you want to hear.
You might do well to seek advice from people outside your industry, from someone who has some outstanding knowledge you want passed along, or from someone else you respect. But then you need to listen carefully and learn what to use and what to discard.
Lead From Within: Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your heart as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise and makes sense for you.
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.