Have you ever known a leader who never faced criticism? Leaders who invite constructive criticism from their followers, and then receive it graciously and act on it productively are leaders with a growing, appreciative following. Develop your humility by:
- Asking for anonymous feedback so people can be honest.
- Listening to the feedback with an open mind, considering their experience that prompted the opinion.
- Stopping, breathing, and praying for wisdom before responding to criticism.
Criticism may not always be constructive, yet great leaders choose to be instructed by the well-spoken word.
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