[This post is one of many sparked by Agile 2015.]
When somebody asks you for advice, you do ask for what they have already tried, right? Before blurting out all of your brilliant ideas, right?
“What have you learned from what you tried?”
Can you feel how this shifts the focus from unsuccessful tries to the valuable learning gained from them? One small change in phrasing, one giant leap in focus 🙂
Sometimes I’m rubbish at remembering where I picked something up. I’m 80% sure it was Michael Hamman in his session “Helping Executives Become Agile Leaders: Coaching the Executive Leader“.