How to Overcome Your Brain's Fixation on Bad Things
When giving feedback, it's a mistake to start by saying something good, followed by the criticism, and then wrap it up with some kind words. Most people would rather just get the bad news out of the way.
It is better to give the bad news first, then you can tell them what they're good at and let them know how they can improve.
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