Friday, March 19, 2010
Do you give...good compliments?
Are you good at giving compliments? Many of us have never been taught how to accept a compliment and how important it is to give meaningful compliments. I am no expert but I’m certain many of us could use a little help. Often times I’ll think, “my friend’s outfit is super cute” but often it remains a thought and I won’t actually say anything. Other days I’ll think about how well an employee handled a difficult situation but again I won’t necessarily tell them my positive opinion. I’m not a jealous person so my only explanation is another conversation or thought gets in the way of expressing the compliment. Whatever the reason, people like to hear thoughtful compliments. The key is being thoughtful, not generic. Example, the statement “you did a great job today” would mean more if it was specific, “your presentation today was outstanding, good job!” BTW: thank you for taking the time to read my blog. So, have you given a thoughtful compliment today?