Give people something to ‘consider’
If you think you have the answer on how others should act, what they should say or do, or how they should conduct their business, I suggest presenting it as a consideration.
A consideration is much more palatable than a directive. It’s softer, seemingly helpful and can actually put what you’re suggesting into the considered set.
I saw a post today telling readers to use this time to build relationships, not revenue. That’s a lot of directing that would be appreciated more as a suggestion, or something to simply ‘consider.’
We know people are losing jobs, income and loved ones. There’s a lot of loss happening right now, during a time no one has ever experienced. Relationships over revenue may not be a directive many can begin to afford right now.