Using the words "you bleeping &#+%" (insert your favorite expletives) is never the best way to motivate your employees. And yet sometimes we still want to say it. How can we encourage our employees to do their best work without losing our cool? If you hope to instill change and growth in your employees consider these six steps when giving criticism:
1. Can the issue or behavior be changed? If it cannot be fixed in the future, do not take the next step. Be silent. Never criticize what cannot be changed!