We all make mistakes and sometimes these need to be pointed out to staff. But even a glass-half-empty leader needs to recognize the importance of rewarding good performance rather than pointing out any inconsequential mistakes made along the way.
Don't turn opportunities to show how valued an employee is into a chance to nit-pick. Similarly to the credit monopolizer, the negative finder needs to learn to say "thank you" and "well done' in order to recognize results rather than focusing on any trivial misunderstandings.
Remember, managers make or break an employee's experience of working for a particular organisation. Don't become one of these bosses and the reason that your good staff resign.
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Jason Walker, Board Member of Hays Australia and New Zealand, Managing Director of Hays NZ and expert commentator on staff employment and engagement.