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“Praise in public. Criticise in private.”

One of my favourite lines, picked up from some management or leadership book.

It goes hand-in-hand with another favourite of mine:

“Catch them when they’re good.”

(That’s a very good one for parents too.)

Anyone have any other favourite leadership, management, or parenting quotes or tips?
 

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up early, my man! damn old people and their early keyboard smashing! ......

we've been trying the dalio style specific callouts with a younger crew ....... effective at first as we brought out a lot of issues that were not being brought up...... we've had to move them back to 'areas for improvement' as no one on earth has thick skin anymore and everyone wanted to just say them in private ......

as to your question: "assume every internal email will be put on a billboard across the street"
 
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"assume every internal email will be put on a billboard across the street"
Oh, good tip. I hope that wisdom wasn’t earned the hard way.

Yeah. Can’t sleep. Woke up too damn early with my mind whirring. It’s gonna be a long day...
 
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In the software industry we have: "Write your code like the person who will maintain it is serial killer and he knows where you live".
Lol. I used to write code for my future self too.
 
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Children learn more from who you are than what you teach.
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My favourite parenting quote is:

“Be the man you want your sons to grow up to be.” (Craig Desorcy)
 

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I love the quote I heard from you somewhere along the line.

I'll probably butcher it but it goes something like "people follow leaders because they are in motion"

This one has helped me out over the years as well:

"You can get everything you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar
 

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My favourite parenting quote is:

“Be the man you want your sons to grow up to be.” (Craig Desorcy)
My favourite is:

"If you can't be a great inspiration to your children, be a terrible warning." :)

By the way, what is the context of your 'praise in public, criticise in private'?
 
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By the way, what is the context of your 'praise in public, criticise in private'?
I think it came from a management/leadership book. I skimmed it when I was put in charge of a team of 35. Up till then I’d managed/lead smaller teams.

That line resonated. Basically, if someone does something good then announce it to the whole team. If someone does something that “could be improved on“, then take them aside and talk to them privately about it. Also, my preference would be to frame it so they can see the opportunity for them, rather than them seeing it as a negative (as per my “Yes, but” thread).

Listen to the chat I had with @Kak where we mention this line and discuss other ways of leading and building relationships.

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>Yes, but
> Kak & Andy discuss the importance of building relationships in business

One day I’ll get round to doing a podcast and/or YouTube channel where I take a favourite quote I live by and discuss it. Be warned... I have well over 100 at last count.
 

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One day I’ll get round to doing a podcast and/or YouTube channel where I take a favourite quote I live by and discuss it. Be warned... I have well over 100 at last count.
I look forward to that Andy, you have a lot of value to add with that content on those platforms.
 

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“Praise in public. Criticise in private.”

One of my favourite lines, picked up from some management or leadership book.

It goes hand-in-hand with another favourite of mine:

“Catch them when they’re good.”

(That’s a very good one for parents too.)

Anyone have any other favourite leadership, management, or parenting quotes or tips?
Is that because the media is going to be on your a$$ lol?
 
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"Check your work as if you're the client trying to verify the work was done correctly."

This idea has helped us avoid letting the clients find our mistakes before we do.
 

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