July 31, 2007
Receiving negative feedback is never easy. But when you understand how it can help you accelerate your career, you might begin to view criticism differently.
How to React to Criticism
Do you make the most of criticism? Or do you overreact, missing out on any opportunity to benefit from the feedback?
Thereís no question that, for most of us, receiving criticism is not easy. Even when itís well-intentioned constructive feedback, listening to someone point out an error that you made or a flaw that you have can be very tough to take.
While learning how to accept criticism graciously, and even thankfully, may not be at the top of your list right now, learning how to deal with negative feedback could make a big difference in your ability to advance rapidly in your career.
Research in Expert Performance psychology reveals that top performers in every field learn to view criticism differently than the rest of us.
They see it as valuable feedback and as an opportunity to improve.
Rather than trying to avoid criticism, expert performers welcome it. They seek out coaches and advisors who can give them constructive, sometimes even painful feedback. They then use this feedback as a guide for steady improvement.
To become a top performer, youíll need to open yourself up to feedback from those around you. Here are some steps you can take to ease the sting of criticism and begin to make it work for you, instead of against you.
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