Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get some people to criticize themselves? All you have to do is praise them and they immediately tell you that the work wasn't that good or the dress is old or they've gained weight. By the time they have finished running themselves down, the person who uttered the praise regrets having done so.
If you are praised, say "Thank you!" Don't make the other person feel foolish for having complimented you.
-Michael Wade, as culled from All I Said Was: What Every Supervisor, Employee, and Team Should Know to Avoid Insults, Lawsuits, and the Six O'Clock News