Here's Blog Quote #583...
"Sandwich every bit of criticism- between two layers of praise."
-Mary Kay Ash-
This, from a woman who knows a thing or two- about building relationships. Ms. Ash is basically telling us--"If you have to give criticism, soften it a bit."
It helps people take it better, if you deliver some positive news along with the critique. Usually, if you look hard enough, there is some good that you can sprinkle in with the bad news. And many times-- that good you find, it's long overdue--getting back to the person who deserves it.
Criticism travels at about 20 times the speed of compliments. Not proud of that statement, but it's more accurate than false. Let's all see what we can do, to change that.
That's my view...what say you?