One of your staff comes to you with a problem and asks you what they should do. And you know exactly what they should do! How are you most likely to respond?
Truth is—most of us—being a lot more practiced at “Telling” than “Asking” are likely to simply tell them what to do. One of my former supervisors responding to this exact scenario shared that not only would he tell them what to do, he would also feel proud that he knew the answer and hoped they would be impressed with his wisdom! His truthfulness was refreshing!