The good news is that if you can find what is wrong, you can now shut your mouth about what is wrong, identify the solution, and then OPEN your mouth. Do you know what that is called? Consulting. Yes, identifying the problem, offering the solution. So you have 50% of it right. Now finish it out. Offer the solution.
Your team is NOT motivated by your negative comments. Here is the crutch I have heard, "they need to "man-up" and quit being such babies and so sensitive". Wow. You are a leader aren't you? If so, it is on YOU, not them. Maybe you should look for the good in those around you and not the negative. Man up and lead.
If you are at church, God will take care of those that don't measure up. He doesn't need you or your opinions, so leave it alone. Let Him or the Pastor handle it! I have said so many times, just because it is true, you don't get a pass to say it! Here is the funny part, some veil it as "constructive criticism". Really? Just be quiet and quit offering CC.
If you are at the office, be positive. Peer pressure will solve the negative issues. Sure, you should bring them to the attention of the office leader, but them get out of the way and HUSH! Constructive criticism leads to positive results, criticism leads to decreased momentum. Which are you offering?
My pet peeve. Before you sweep in front on my door step, how about you sweep yours? Yeah. Drives me nuts. It is so easy to find everything wrong with everyone else, but if we all just take care of our domain, responsibility and door step, we would all be much better off.
Let's wrap it up:
The #1 rule in our office........you can't come to my office with a problem or issue without a solution. Otherwise it is just noise.
Be positive and be a positive influence on those around you!
Wesley Middleton is the managing partner at MRZ LLP, a Houston, Texas-based accounting firm voted Best Place to Work by the Houston Business Journal. Wesley is the author of Violent Leadership (Forbes Books, 2017) and is represented by PumpJack Speakers Bureau. To book Wesley for your event, email Wesley.Middleton@PumpJack.me or click here.