There is 3 of them.

When I show them to the managers I work with – they usually laugh and quickly pick the one they identify the most with.

It’s the one that makes you overdo advice giving vs. helping people come up with their own answers.

Let me introduce the heroes of this post:




The father of these 3 rascals is the one & only 📚 Michael Bungay Stanier who introduced them in his bestselling book 📖The Advice Trap.

PS. There is nothing wrong with managers giving advice. Advice can be awesome. The problem becomes when advice-giving becomes your default. People around you learn to passively rely on your advice and stop coming up with their own solutions. 

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