Here’s how you can connect with your friend better.

Give time for reflection

If you want to get feedback from your friend, don’t expect immediate answers to your questions. Instead, listen patiently and wait for a response.

Explain how to execute

You focus on big ideas and strategies, but your friend is more focused on the details. Break it down for your friend into to-dos and actionable steps.

Give time and space for change

Your friend is highly uncomfortable with change. If you have to implement a new idea, give your friend ample time and space to adjust.

Measure your pragmatism with morality

To convince your friend of your decisions, focus on its legality and morality instead of its effectiveness.

Recognize their need for past references

Your friend needs to see a track record of past success to be convinced that a decision is a good one.