Leadership tip: three positives for every negative
- By Quint Studer
- Aug 21 2015
We might see an email from our boss and don’t want to open it, or see a text message and don’t want to look at it, because sometimes when we get negative communication, we shut down.
But flip it the other way. Are you sending your boss anything positive, or is it mostly negative? Negativity can suck the life out of bosses as well as employees.
Studies show that it takes three positive communications to one negative communication to feel good about someone. So knowing that, be sure to bring bosses at least three positive things for each negative.