I recently heard this expression and thought it succinctly summed up my philosophy.
Better yet, I ran across some share-worthy suggestions supporting this thought. Below are some concrete examples that I found in an article on how teachers can soften the harshness of their report card comments.
Hmmmm….wonder if some of these not-so-mean phrases could be used when sharing concerns in an employee performance review…or with a co-worker?
HARSH EXPRESSIONS vs. NOT-SO-MEAN PHRASESDirty; has a bad odor
Might need help developing good hygiene habits
Has difficulty distinguishing between imaginary and factual information
Doesn’t adhere to rules and standards of fair play
Requires ample supervision in order to work well
Needs to develop a respectful attitude toward others
Doesn’t seem to enjoy sharing with others
Has disgusting eating habits
Could benefit from guidance on table manners