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Beware of passing judgment

Is making a judgemental comment worth it or not

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Season 1, episode 6
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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.

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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. 

Takeaways: 

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. 

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