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I've been the well-intentioned person you speak of. In my case, I've had a couple of experiences with this situation. I am friends with a blind man that I volunteered with. In that case, when we started our relationship, I came out and told him, "I have no experience with a blind person. What can I do to make things easier for you without insulting you?" ...


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I'm in the opposite situation as you. I have worked at two different places (with two different managers) and the first one would often blame me for my lack of initiative. Here are some of the reasons I didn't take more initiative but the most important one is that: I felt like I wasn't allowed to. The thing is, my manager seemed to have a very precise ...


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I think this is somewhat of a Workplace SE question, and this will be somewhat of a Workplace SE answer, but here it is for what it's worth. Aelis answered well from the employee's perspective. I'll add a teacher's perspective when dealing with uncreative students. The problem is similar. It's important, if you want them to try different things and ...


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I agree with Euchris this is more of a Workplace SE question, and this is something of a Workplace SE answer. I've attempted to keep it within IPS SE guidelines and have it still be something of an IPS SE answer as well. My position is similar to yours. I don't manage or supervise any employees, but I have a 'mentoring' task on my job description that's ...


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