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Principle Three: Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person Don’t Instead Abruptly criticize others for their mistakes Understand that they may be oblivious to their mistakes and approach them in an understanding matter Blame others for mistakes that you have also previously made Admit that you have also made errors, and offer ways to help them improve Directly call people out for their wrong-doings Tell others that the mistake they have made is a common one you have made, and your eagerness to fix your own mistake will allow them to see their own errors Why? When pointing out someone else’s faults, it is not smart to start off by criticizing their mistakes. Step back and realize that maybe they have not had as much experience, or they are not realizing which errors they are making. Put yourself in their position and understand that at times you have also struggled with some tasks in the past. What if?
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course ENC 3250 taught by Professor Sanders during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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