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Part: II Political Animals > Dealing with Unearned Praise

Chapter 12. Dealing with Unearned Praise

Everyone likes getting praise, right? Everyone feels good when they are complimented, yes? Isn't that what thousands of managers want to learn to motivate people better and achieve increased productivity, correct?

Well, not always. Sure, most of the times these principles apply. But sometimes, if you feel you are getting unearned praised, you might not feel satisfied and motivated. In fact, you might feel unworthy, even suspicious about why someone is praising you for something you think you don't deserve. You might wonder if they have a hidden agenda.


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