I don’t know about you, but I’m not very open to criticism – except my own – when I’m tired or flustered. Part of that is because my self-criticism tends to increase then, leaving not much room for others’.
Self-criticism might be a good thing at times. Mostly, it isn’t – at least not for me. It’s overly harsh and pretty one-sided.
When is criticism good? It’s good when it’s honest and balanced. Or more accurately, when I’m honest and balanced, so that I’m able to remain open to hearing it, and to discerning what applies and how I can change because of it.
The business case for working with your toughest critics
Quote of the Week
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
– Winston Churchill
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