Not all advocacy is grounded in full belief. On many occasions, team members, salespeople, and colleagues propose something they only partially believe in. In other cases, they advocate before they are fully prepared to do so. This doesn’t stop them from making a strong case for their position or proposal. However, given that leaders trust others to have done their homework and are often swayed by the strength of the advocacy, knowing where the proposer’s conviction truly lies is important to uncover.
Some valid points are made.
We're taught not to bring up issues alone. We must come forward with possible solutions.
I appreciate the mention of homework. That is imperative. One additional way to gauge the suggestion is ask: "Am I willing to put in the work/sacrifices needed to make this suggestion a reality?" If no and you're the team member/s, then keep your comments to yourself. If you're the leader, find a compromise or continue with your organization's SOPs.
Thanks for your time.
We took some time to unpack this a bit more in this 15 minute discussion:
Love the content you put together. Keep it up.
It's such a great idea to get a number rating for a feeling. Helps gauge the conviction. Love it.