There seems to be a lot of people who take great pleasure in failing other unsuspecting colleagues, in watching them feel the pain and sorrow of not succeeding in particular tasks; of leaving them with feelings that they are a failure.
This is more evident amongst peers when in contact with employees down the chain. There seems to be a certain level of enjoyment in putting employees down at every opportunity, particularly after the employee was unable to accomplish a given task.
By using harsh negative language, a deeper sense of failure is reinforced within the employee. This reaction reduces the individual’s willingness and ability to strive for success, to achieve the required task. It moves him further away because he feels incompetent, a failure. And not enthused to wholeheartedly accomplish the task.
Is this hierarchic behaviour fuelled by fear, competition, a sense of threat by another? Or is it a lusty need for power?
People will appreciate and respect you more when you give positive feedback using encouraging language. Through the power of inspiring words, employees will be more motivated to be a valuable part of the team, and this fires in them the drive to bring about greater and mutual success.
Hani Al-Qasem and Natalie Dee are the co-authors of the e-book “Self-Confidence Building in 7 Steps.”
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