Kishore Mahbubani

Nations, like individuals, languish when they only have uncritical lovers or unloving critics.

Timothy C. Daughtry Ph.D. & Gary R. Casselman Ph.D

The more we have identified our worth (who we are) with our strengths (how we do things), the more likely we are to respond with denial, rationalization, resistance, and distortion when given feedback about the downside of our strengths.

Gary R. Casselman & Timothy C. Daughtry

Criticism is driven by the frustration and fears of the giver, not from the needs of the recipient. The underlying assumption is that the recipient somehow “should know better” and needs to be set straight. The implied message is that the recipient’s intentions are questionable, that there is something wrong with the recipient that the giver of criticism knows how to fix. In … [ Read more ]

Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.