Emotional fluctuations we experience in intimate relationships can often take similar form in the workplace. Criticisms are communicated as personal attacks, rather than concerns to be addressed. Daily irritations fuel disgust, sarcasm, and contempt. These situations result in defensiveness, dodging of responsibility, and a passive resistance that comes from feeling unfairly treated.
Harry Levinson, a psychoanalyst turned corporate consultant, offers the following advice on the art of the critique, which is heavily connected to the art of praise. Great article—get some nuggets of wisdom here –
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