If you are in leadership – if you are in a position of leadership – if you lead in anyway – you will be criticized. Criticism and Leadership go together. The President of the United States leads – he does so in many ways. I would venture to say that if you did a google search for the president’s name in the news today – that you would find criticism. It is a part of leadership.
But criticism is not necessarily a bad thing. Criticism comes from disagreement or bad thinking. Criticism is a window to the soul – not of the soul of the person being criticized – they haven’t said anything. Criticism is a window to the soul of the person criticizing. They are sharing their ideas, their passions, and their worldview.
Something that has been criticized was something that was important enough to be remarked about. Boring ideas and boring actions – don’t bring about criticism because it is not remarkable.
Criticism has the ability to amplify the situation. You can use it to amplify your leadership or you can use it to amplify your insecurity and fear.
For all of my Leadership Lessons.
Once again, these Leadership Lessons are mine. These are the ones that I’m learning – my lessons.