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Definition: Assess the value or quality of.
Number of Quotes: 16

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
Mary Kay Ash

Congratulations offer more potential than cash. The amount of available cash is limited, but managers have an unlimited supply of congratulations. It's important to pay people fairly, but managers also should heap on congratulations and feed people's souls.
Kenneth Blanchard

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Edward de Bono

Watch how a man takes praise and there you have the measure of him.
Thomas Burke

It is essential to condemn what must be condemned, but swiftly and firmly. On the other hand, one should praise at length what still deserves to be praised.
Albert Camus

I praise loudly, I blame softly.

I can take any amount of criticism, so long as it is unqualified praise.
Noël Coward

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

No organizational action has more power for motivating employee behavior change than feedback from credible work associates.
Mark R. Edwards

Cheers hearten a man. But jeers are just as essential. They help maintain his sense of balance and proportion.
Jay House

There's nothing more demoralizing than having nobody notice good performance ... the successful culture is one that provides constant recognition and applause. At the same time, it breeds a restless dissatisfaction that keeps you challenging yourself to a higher and higher performance.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the faultfinding of men.
Thomas à Kempis

People ask you for criticism but they only want praise.
W. Somerset Maugham

A man must not always tell all, for that were folly; but what a man says should be what he thinks.
Michel de Montaigne

Some praise at morning what they blame at night; But always think the last opinion right.
Alexander Pope

Positive feedback makes the strong grow stronger and the weak grow weaker.
Carl Shapiro

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