How to Receive Criticism without Becoming Cynical
Take criticism to a useful place by asking:
"Thank you," points criticism toward useful ends.
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Criticism, even done poorly, transforms leaders. The sting of criticism given years ago can still cling years later. Most often, criticisms humble you.
Choose teammates carefully. Don’t give persistent critics a seat at the table.
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