3:1 Praise:Critcize

As a general rule, it’s best to maintain a 3:1 praise to criticize ratio. This means for every negative critique you make of a situation, you should also make three positive praises.

People have a tendency to emphasize the negative when coaching (and coaching can be done in many environments whether on a field or court to in a classroom or meeting room). There seems to be a belief that the people know what they are doing correctly so the time is spent pointing out what is being done poorly (or what could be done better)

If we point out the positives as well as the negatives (in the 3:1 ratio) we will find people respond and learn, much better

Have a great day!

Lawrence

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