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Feedback and advice have a lot in common. Both can be developmental coaching tools. Both share the goal of helping others get better. But they are very different paths to the same destination.
Giving advice can be helpful when employees have little experience, when the stakes are too high or when the timeline is too short to let people learn from their mistakes. But feedback is usually the better approach to enable learning, motivation, and sustainable change.
The anatomy of feedback vs advice
At LifeLabs Learning, we’ve studied what great feedback givers do differently, and