A better way is to phrase your advice in terms that allow others to learn from your experience, not simply repeat it. They receive your advice then they go about solving the problem themselves.
Example: “I remember having a similar problem once before. Would you like to know how I solved it?” or "Here are some things that I think will help you solve the problem you have."
--Adapted from Real World Lessons in Leadership
A Season In THEIR Words
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