Handling Criticism as a Leader - Wicked Awesome Wednesday

November 10, 2021

As a leader, you are inevitably going to be faced with criticism. Learn how DRB President Dan Pittman handles critical feedback in this edition of Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

Transcript

Dan Pittman:

Hey, Dan Pittman here for another segment of Wicked Awesome Wednesday. The next fun question is, "How do you handle criticism?" Terribly! Just joking! You know, nobody, nobody likes to be, nobody likes to be criticized. A lot of people say, well, you know, "You're
the President of the company." Look, I have a board. I have, you know, I have a new boss now. We all have bosses, and more importantly, I think a lot of us hate to be criticized at home.

You know, in those situations, it's more the personal thing, right? I think that the thing that I try, the capital TRY, to do is understand that everybody gets frustrated with everybody, and if it's constructive criticism, take it as such, but more importantly if it's not, you know, give some, give some grace, give some credence, give some forgiveness to the person right, right off the, right off the bat.

You know, if you're not being critiqued or helped and you're truly just being criticized, I think that old adage of forgiveness kicks in. My parents taught me this: If you don't forgive somebody automatically, it's like taking poison and expecting the other person to die. It won't work for you to be upset about it. Move on as fast as you can because, too bad, and then you try to correct the situation. But I but I think a lot of times we need to give some grace, and if it becomes a pattern, you've got to stand up and you've got to make sure you have a transparent conversation.

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