AFJROTC LEADERSHIP GUIDELINES
Praise in public and criticize in private (when and where appropriate).
Be quick to publicly give credit when someone has done something worth praising. Don't go overboard, but a few sincere remarks will accomplish more than all the criticism in the world.
When it's necessary to criticize, do this in private when possible. If it is a behavioral issue, make sure the person knows it is the behavior that is being criticized and not them as an individual. Make sure they understand what is expected of them. If it is a performance issue, show them how to correct it. Respect their dignity.
When criticism is necessary in public, try to avoid making it sound personal. There is a difference between observing that someone in formation needs a haircut and singling that person out for ridicule. Respect their dignity.
Be facilitators (people who help to make positive things happen).
Regardless of your position in the Corps, you should always ask yourself in every situation "How can I make this work?" By being a facilitator, you are helping to make the Corps a positive experience.
Accept criticism graciously.
Feedback is common in a structured environment; that is one way structure is maintained. When the feedback is negative, it’s called criticism. Do not take it personal. If you allow it to become personal, it can ruin your experience in the Corps.
NOTE: It is important for all parties (complainant and those responding to the complaint) to act professionally and without recriminations as long as proper procedures are followed.