So if you are meeting with someone to give a "progress report" on their work performance the person views the conversation like this:
1 corrective critique:1 positive comment= negative report
1 corrective critique: 2 positive comments= negative report
1 corrective critique : 3 positive comments= positive report
Now I have absolutely NO clue if this really is correct or not, but I think it makes an interesting point. It takes 3 positive comments to triumph over 1 negative. This is CRAZY to me! Although on the other I completely understand it and I am definitely experiencing it during my travels.
I am learning that chapters/young women (because that is my targeted audience) need more positive encouragement than negative to realize, comprehend, and take action with a corrective critique.
"It is one thing to be heard, but another to be heard effectively"
I am so use to the Theatre world where you LOVE corrective critiques. Heck you live for it! The more the merrier. Theatre folks are always searching for something to push them in a more successful path with their craft.
Throughout working with a variety of women thus far on my consultant journey I have learned something new and that is the power of being positive.
As Beth Denney Ward would say,"Plow through positively!"