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HR Consultant Jill Little Consultancy
27th Jul 2021
This is an excellent article as it gets to the nub of the matter - people's inability to be vulnerable, admit weaknesses that need to be worked on rather than protect their backs or be defensive or over sensitive to constructive criticism. Yes, the job for managers is a challenging one - both to understand how they constructively improve the performance of their staff whilst at the same time, not demotivating them. The parallels with sports performance are to me, very obvious, being involved in sport all my life. We have to be humble and learn how to manage disappointments and take defeat graciously just as much as being humble when we are victorious and understand that successful outcomes do not come without much hard work and a lot of hurdles overcome.