Chapter Nine

Praise Publicly and Punish Privately

Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.

 

Publilius Syrus

Praise is easily the one thing most appreciated by human beings, while criticism is the hardest thing to digest. Leadership is a challenging task, and it is tough to manage people with different egos, emotions and feelings. It is even tougher to manage the people who perform poorly. That is why companies take a lot of care during recruitment itself to recruit the right candidates by following the slogan: hire for attitude and recruit for skill.

Even after a thorough selection process, we sometimes find the wrong people entering into employment. At times they ruin the work culture, thereby causing damage to the organizations. ...

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