Criticism…Part 1

No one enjoys receiving criticism, because it is generally viewed as negative. However, criticism is not always bad.

Criticism provides an avenue to determine credibility and authenticity. We call it “constructive criticism.”

The challenge for leaders comes in the form of how to give criticism. When giving criticism, leaders should be straightforward and honest, but tactful. Criticism serves to…

Show both weak and strong points.
Help us see ourselves the way others see us.
Provide suggestions for improvement.
Emphasize major or recurring faults, not to get even or vent emotion.

More on Monday…

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