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The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio that Triples Your Influence

As a leader, what’s the best way to improve team performance: using positive feedback to praise people’s strengths or offering constructive criticism to help them when they’re off track? Groundbreaking research by Dr. Marcial Losada says that both are important. But the real question is – in what proportion? Dr. Losada studied 60 business teams and tried to determine if there was a set of factors that led to high performance. The factor that made the greatest difference the most and least successful teams was the ratio of positive comments (e.g., “I agree with you” or “That’s a brilliant idea) to negative comments (e.g., ...