Reach - Then Teach
Dear Hannah: LEarning (Role Players - Know Your Role)
I have often been advised about, admonished for, and accused of using a pedagogical, lecturing tone - especially when I am directly involved in a conflict.
Point taken as one to grow on anytime someone gives that feedback - regardless of our conflict and their intentions.
I have also often been taken to task about that pedagogical, lecturing tone by people who - for whatever reason - object to my authority.
I have learned the hard way that while I may sound like an authority to many, I do not look like an authority to any.
Lots of us listen and think with our eyes - and are often easily fooled.