A Healthy Dose of Praise
“Sandwich every bit of criticism between two
heavy layers of praise.”
Mary Kay Ash 1918 – 2001, American Businesswoman,
Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
As I see it . . . . . . . .
A healthy dose of praise
It seems so easy to criticize . . . . not so much so to praise.
Fact is things go wrong . . . . mistakes happens . . . . and our success journey can seem like a moving target.
So when something gets off track . . . . What’s the goal? Is it to criticize the person? Or is it to come up with a solution and correct the condition?
When goal is to criticize the person for the condition . . . . The thinking is off track . . . . and not focused on solutions which is likely to make things worse.
When something gets off track . . . . coach the person through the condition to correct the condition. With one of the key questions to ask the person is “if you got involved in the same condition in the future . . . . how would you handle it to create difference results?”
A healthy dose of praise will create more positive results . . . . then criticism.
©2017 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author