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Here's an idea worth playing with
"I’m much more comfortable criticizing people behind their backs"
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"I’m much more comfortable criticizing people behind their backs"

How not to bring others down and hold your behaviour bar high - an idea worth playing with

Hi,

Hope you are having a good weekend.

George Constanza, in the classic TV show Seinfeld is famous for this quote.

"I’m much more comfortable criticizing people behind their backs"

I see this a lot in work, and to be honest, I fall into this behaviour ocassionally too, as I am sure many of us do. But here's an idea (well, three) worth playing with, which I cover in the audio show.

  1. If you're criticising someone else - who's doing the same about you?

  2. It's easier to criticise and tear someone (or something down) than it is to build them up. But since when did the path of least resistance teach us anything useful?

  3. If we are criticising, is there some inner turmoil we are going through that is making us behave this way? Should we draw a circle around ourselves and take a good look their first?

We get a chance to hold the high bar of behaviour and to refrain from criticising, hold our emotions, build people up and deal with our own issues. And when we do, others will copy our standard....maybe :)

Until Wednesday with the newsletter.

Rob..

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Meeting Notes by Cultivated Management
Here's an idea worth playing with
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