Want good ideas? Don't tell your workers they're dumb

12/17/2012 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

It's never smart to tell your workers how stupid their ideas are, writes Joel Garfinkle. You often must trawl through many bad ideas to find a good one, and being overly critical can lead employees to give up. "Strong negativity crushes future good ideas. It stops risk-taking and leaves you with too much of the burden to carry," Garfinkle warns.

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