We all have experienced it in someway or another..
After watching my daughter, an overachiever for sure...Two cheer squads, gymnastics team
and high school deal with a plethora of coaching styles, I am observing some distinct differences at times...
her frustration spills over in the safe zone of home where as a parent we become sounding boards..
As she was venting she brought up some great analogies in my business..
Often I can be criticized for not doing enough for a client when the client doesn't see all the work behind the scenes..
Just like I see her come home from several hours of practice, to hours of homework working late into the night..
Currently looking for words of wisdom to pass on to her..
Constant criticism can take it's toll over time just like exposure to Asbestos,
"Sometimes it’s easier to criticize than to praise. We all know that timely, constructive criticism can erase mistakes and reverse organizational decay. But it’s praise that fuels a company’s progress, that bolsters people’s confidence and spurs them on to greater things. Winning managers look for opportunities to praise—for the person who stays late to finish a report, or helps seal a complicated deal, or points out a way to cut costs. The achievement doesn’t have to be large or dramatic. Anything that reflects a commitment to the company is praiseworthy."
From "Finding A Way To Win" by Bill Parcells