One of my favorite statements when people come to me seeking guidance on making specific decisions is, “I trust your good judgment.”
Granted they will sometimes make decisions I might not agree with, and that’s the best part. Why? Because it gives me a chance to coach them in a positive way.
I don’t have to tell them they were wrong. I simply ask them if they considered coming to a different conclusion by doing whatever? I might say next time it might be better to blah, blah, blah.
Only in a rare set of circumstances would I bust them over a decision they have made.
If you want to build a powerful team of leaders look for opportunities to say, “I trust your good judgment.” That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs