Destructive comments are the cutting, sarcastic comments we let fly with or without intention. They serve no other purpose than to put people down, hurt them, or assert ourselves as “superior.” They are different from comments that add too much value. This type of comment adds nothing but pain. Are you making destructive comments? It’s one of the hardest things to diagnose in yourself.
Explore the question in the next in our series of Marshall’s what to stop in this series of Marshall’s Thinkers50 video blogs, Teaching Leaders What to Stop: Making Destructive Comments.