How Constructive Is Your Criticism? (Simon, Paula or Ellen)*

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(I am interrupting my "how did I get here" posts, to discuss something that happened at work this week.)
 
We have all heard the term "constructive criticism" and most of us have been on the receiving end of it, thinking unprintable thoughts about the person offering their assessment. But if you are the person doing the critiquing, you discover how difficult this role truly is. I encountered a situation at work that clearly illustrates the issues and pitfalls.