Accept Criticism as a Gift

Sep 30, 2020 | SMART.remark

Continuous Improvement requires us to be open to input and change.  Input can sometimes be delivered or perceived as criticism, and that can be tough to receive.   Tough but important.  The simple truth is, other people can often clearly see our blind spots when we don’t.  So, receive that feedback and view it as a valuable gift you can use to continue your development, both professional and personal.

”Constructive criticism is not an insult or a reflection on who you are as a person. It’s merely someone’s observations about his or her interactions with you in a business context. Whether the person is well-meaning or just being mean-spirited doesn’t really matter. Respond respectfully as though your critic’s intentions are good, and come from a place of gratitude for the information.”

For more on this topic: 5 Tips for Gracefully Accepting Constructive Criticism

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