My Advice for Responding to Criticism (Don’t)
If you are a leader you are going to be criticized. Period. And if you are a significant leader you are going to be severely criticized. It honestly doesn’t matter if you are a good leader or not. That is just how it is. People criticize leaders. Always have. Always will. Get used to it.
I am sometimes asked how I deal with criticism and my response is simple. I don’t. I don’t defend myself. I don’t vilify people who criticize me. I don’t lash out. I don’t really think much about criticism at all. Frankly, my critics are not who I am trying to please.
If you feel called to lead but feel a bit “thin skinned” at times, here is some advice from a guy who has been in the trenches of leadership for a few decades:
- Base decisions on your…
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