Jump to content

Beware of passing judgment

Is making a judgemental comment worth it or not

Season 1, episode 6
2 min / Published
By Evrard

Many leaders can’t resist the urge to judge others and impose their own standards on them. Marshall Goldsmith helps you to determine whether making a judgemental comment is worth it or not.

Show notes

Beware of Passing Judgment  

with Marshall Goldsmith 

Successful people tend to judge a lot, but need to consider whether their judgmental comments will really help others. 


Our effectiveness in execution, as David Ulrich put it, is a function of both quality ideas and the commitment to make them work.  

Therefore, a focus on improving our colleagues' quality a little bit may end up damaging their commitment a lot. 

Apply this: 

  • The next time you make a comment to a colleague, consider whether it will increase their commitment. 
  • The next time you make a comment to a loved one, consider whether it will improve your relationship with that person. 

Podcast Points_Beware of passing judgment.pdf

Episode ratings
Please log in or sign-up to rate this episode.
This episode is part of the Celebrate Different Approaches series
How can we harness difference on a day-to-day basis
Thrive by Embracing Difference
A podcast by Evrard
This podcast series answers all sorts of deep questions that we face daily in our workplaces and asks us to reflect on how we can best embrace our differences and harness them for better performance.
Episode comments

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

What do you think about this episode? Leave a comment!

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Important Information

By using this website, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.