“Catch someone doing seven things right before you point out one thing they’re doing wrong.” Peter Bregman suggests that 7:1 ratio in the work environment. We think he makes a valid point in all areas of life.

Here are seven things you could compliment at work:

  1. A great idea
  2. Initiative (you know, doing without asking)
  3. Overcoming a hurdle
  4. A positive attitude
  5. Dependability
  6. Surpassing a goal
  7. A finished project

Of course, there are many more, but hopefully, this gets us thinking.

Try it out. See what happens.