A warning has good intentions.
It is designed to keep someone safe, from the issuer's perspective.
Warnings are rarely delivered from the receiver's perspective.
Smoking warnings are effective against non-smokers and very light smokers.
For regular and heavy smokers, they induce further craving to smoke.
The warning on a carton of cigarettes is most effective toward those who are already not purchasing the carton.
A leader navigates various roles and approaches to leverage in every situation.
In the complexity of determining which approach to take, the receiver's perspective gets lost.
A warning about risk to someone with high risk-tolerance may be ineffective.
Advice around accepting failure to someone with a need for high-certainty will miss the mark.
A leader's role is to develop the potential within their team.
Thoughtful leaders consider which approach is effective based on the receiver's perspective.
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