Monthly Archives: October 2014

Try specifics

You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one. – John Wooden.

I love this quote from this very successful basketball coach. The most important thing he gave his players was unbiased, specific information about best practice. He didn’t get caught up in how well or badly they were playing. He just told them over and over how they could improve, specifically, clearly and without judgement. Awesome.