Great Education Leaders Handle Criticism Well
Even constructive criticism is difficult for many of us to accept. Doing an effective work of managing feedback from others, whether it is asked or provided, is a talent that can be cultivated. How? I am happy you inquired. I have a four-step method for coping with criticism that will benefit you.
Know Yourself- The first stage is to get to know oneself from the inside out. You must be self-aware, filtering through criticism and concentrating on areas of worth. This is not as simple as it appears; only a few people can be completely honest with themselves. You are aware of your impatience, temperament, selfishness, judgment, and vindictiveness, among other traits. Now all you have to do is admit it.
Change Yourself- Now that you have identified your flaws, you must work diligently to correct them. Most individuals are not naturally good at it, yet it is an important component of the process. It would help if you made a conscious effort to realize when you are engaging in bad habits and divert them to more positive ones.
Accept Yourself- Don’t be too harsh on yourself since you have started the transformation process. It takes time for things to change. It may take weeks or even months for you to notice any changes, but showing a new behavior will feel natural as your behaviors shift. However, it would help if you accepted that you would make errors, which is fine since those who persevere win the race.
Forget About Yourself- Stop worrying about what others have to say about you. You are a tremendous target for criticism as a public representative, no matter how successfully you lead. This is an unavoidable truth of life. Other people will adore you, and some will despise you for each choice you make, regardless of its simple logic. Always allow the doubters to critique you and become acquainted with them. It’s just a part of the deal. If everyone likes you and agrees with everything you do, you are a braggart, and braggarts do not make good leaders.