This week, Jonathan is on vacation, and I recently returned from a speaking engagement in the Rocky Mountains. So we bring to you a classic episode of Rainer on Leadership on how to handle criticism. We will be back with new episodes next week.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Criticism comes in a variety of forms, but it comes to everyone who is a leader.
- A habit of praying for critics helps you see the other side of issues better.
- The more transparent you are as a leader, the better you will be able to deal with critics.
- Criticism is typically blown out of proportion. The vast majority usually appreciate and support their leaders.
- Unfortunately we don’t always have the ability to know the perspective of a critic, so their criticism can be hard to understand.
- Every leader needs different types of confidants.
The seven tips we discuss about how to deal with criticism are:
- Don’t take most of the criticisms personally.
- Pray for the critic.
- Develop a winsome spirit.
- Be a transparent leader.
- Pray for your own attitude.
- Focus on the majority.
- Look in the mirror.
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