Be Quick To Compliment

This is an ancient art fallen into disuse. A really good, honest compliment shows that you appreciate the person you admire. There is no shortage of critics. But there is a dearth of people who say nice things when they genuinely feel them.

“Feedback,” says Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-Minute Manager and other motivational books, “is the breakfast of champions.” People want and need to know how they’re doing.

Be on the lookout for positive acts and attitudes worth noting. You’ll convince the other person that you care-and you’ll convince yourself as well.