When does explaining become complaining?

When it becomes about blaming another person or circumstances.
While explaining is helpful in problem solving or research, it is often a waste of air when it becomes a complaint or excuse.

Acknowledge what is and move on.
Take responsibility or provide ideas for a solution.


Develop Power with Grace.
Asking thoughtful questions is one aspect.
The best questions foster understanding, spark innovation, diffuse negative conflict, and build influence –
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