When Should You Keep Your Ideas to Yourself? – Marshall Goldsmith

Before speaking to your direct reports:

  • Look into the other person’s eyes. Ask yourself, ‘Will my ‘added value’ make this person more – or less – committed to doing a great job?’
  • If the answer is ‘less committed’, then ask yourself, ‘Does the value added by my contribution exceed the loss in commitment by this person?’
  • If the answer is ‘no’ – don’t comment.