Dr. Heidi Grant
kent norton says
June 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm
Piling on praise, then is for babies and youth. Seasoned executives take criticism as growth, mentoring and helps them correct errors. so the less thin skinned a person is, the less then can take any criticism. so then my conclusion is that unless one can handle negative feedback, then one will go no higher. Interesting how semantics work. its news to me. I studied under Dr. Sidney Simon, U mass/amherst values theory and he taught us that criticism was like a bird of prey that locked on first to the heart, then the genitals (sexual implications). we were working with gifted youngsters then, so apparently the new research may add a new aspect to “mentoring” to keep people “engaged”–a new catch phrase. i wonder how this theory works with “outliers” those on the tails of the bell curve as described by malcolm gladwell in his book.
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