Unformatted text preview: never hears about do you think they will continue to do that great of a job? Secondly, praising the wrong person could be disastrous whether it be in the workplace or anywhere for that matter. Let’s say in the workplace both you and a fellow co-worker “bust your butt’s” through the week and only one of you is recognized for the work. How would that make the both of you feel? And finally, is praising actually motivating? In the second to last paragraph on the “counterpoint” Steve Smolinsky states “You have to tell students, ‘It’s not as good as you can do…you can do better.’” I see that as a motivation speech and not as praise. All in all I see praise as both good and bad depending on the who, what, where, when, how and why scenario....
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- Spring '11
- Steve Smolinsky, Praise Motivates