Even if we do it behind their backs, people can tell when we have judged, criticized, or found fault in them. They will inevitably react. They may leave or stay. They may get aggressive or, most likely, they will passively and even unwittingly undermine all the good work.
Even if we do it behind their backs, people can tell when we have defended, praised, or believed in them. They will inevitably react. Most likely, they will–even unwittingly–find new ways to solve problems, collaborate, help clients, and make money.
So, will it be door number two, then, kind Leader?
In your corner,
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