The advice offered in the new article, Good managers give constructive criticism—but truly masterful leaders offer constructive praise, won’t be new to anyone familiar with the growth mindset concept, but it’s a good reminder, nevertheless.

Here’s an excerpt:

Its goes on to say:

General compliments like “Awesome job on that presentation,” or “You’re a great writer” may make an employee feel good, but they rarely shape long-term behavior and competency. When praising a colleague, it’s essential to single out the specific behavior or trait you observed and when you observed it, says Zenger. For example: “In last week’s meeting, I noticed you were willing to question the CEO’s vision for our pod’s sales goals—I really appreciate your confidence.”

It also includes useful links to research.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students.