Criticism and Leadership

You are more likely to be criticized by people who care about you, your team or your organization.

Because the ones who don’t wouldn’t even bother to criticize, since you mean nothing to them.

How you address criticism at least partly reflects your capacity for leadership.

This is, of course, easier said than done.

People care about you in both positive and negative ways.

That kind of lies in how you tell the former from the latter.

But the thing is, you often don’t. And you don’t have to.

However, you often can tell the difference between what makes sense and what doesn’t, logically, emotionally, ontologically and contextually.

You can even learn from people who criticize you in the most negative ways, as long as you calm down and reflect.

And most importantly, beware that those are more like the kind of people who actually care about you or what you’re doing.

The way you shut down criticism is the way your leadership boundary is defined.

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