“There is only one way to avoid criticism; do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle
It’s impossible to avoid leadership criticism. There are always people out there who have opinions on what you’ve done. If you can dismiss empty words but welcome “constructive criticism” and pay heed to what it says without feeling insulted by it, then you’ll end up a stronger person and the work that you do will be better as well. This isn’t always easy to do. Here are five steps to help you walk through this process.
1) Understand who is giving the criticism.
2) Prove that you’re a good listener.
3) Be humble and teachable.
4) Show that you’re a team player.
5) Apply what you’ve just learned.