The Boss Show

Workplace wisdom with heart and humor

April 17, 2012

Building Self-Esteem? Don’t Bother!

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it …”  If we hear one more boss tell one more employee how special or wonderful they are, we will commence screaming until our microphones explode.  And here’s the thing: praise doesn’t help people develop self-esteem.  Why not?  Listen.  Find out.  (And here’s the kicker: your best employees just might hate themselves …) 


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