Oh no, you can see it in his face...(and 3 steps to truly help someone)
I just cut his enthusiasm in half.
All this for an idea that was already part of his plan.
1. "The leader of the past knew how to tell; the leader of the future will know how to ask. -Peter Drucker
2. How could I have done differently?
-Breathe and listen: The urge to take your advice is getting to you. Breathe, listen and wait.
-Ask a question: What are your other options?
-Add value (only if it helps and is not part of the project): Your plan is solid. Well done. I have an idea that can support it. What do you think?
3. Your advice becomes much more effective and more likely to be implemented.
You managed to listen to the end, support the project and make a contribution
4. The good news.
This kind of situation happens every day at home and at work. We all have multiple opportunities to practice...
It's up to us.