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This week’s topic: Moralistic Judgment

The Idea: People will not want to open up to someone who judges them moralistically. We won’t run for help to someone who will roll their eyes when we talk. A better approach is the opposite of moralistic judgment, positive affirmation.

Quotation: “There are many ways to roll our eyes that don’t involve our eyes” —Michael Fullan

Book: Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Resource:  Take the Judgment Challenge

Video:  Jim Knight explains why judgment is a “learning killer.”  

Question: Do you agree that moralistic judgment damages relationships and learning opportunities? Do you want to change anything about your behavior?

Professional Development:  Better Conversations virtual workshop