School Leadership Reimagined - How to Handle Criticism from Your Staff

EPISODE 185

How to Handle Criticism from Your Staff

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Whenever you challenge the status quo, you will face attacks. Some people would rather try to keep you small than grow themselves.
  • Shrinking your vision to satisfy your critics will never appease them. Give a mouse a cookie and he’ll want a glass of milk.
  • For every critic you face, remember this: There is someone else out there who is a fan and they’re watching to see whether your vision is strong enough to withstand the criticism.
  • No matter what bricks your critics throw at you, use them as material to keep building. 

We all face nasty criticism from time to time. But, mean-spirited criticism can feel especially hurtful when it comes from someone on your team. And yet, the moment you declare your 100% vision, you will invite criticism. Sometimes, that criticism can be nasty.

So, how do you handle tough criticism from your staff? On today’s episode, we’ll explore the ways that Builders take vitriolic criticism without absorbing it or shrinking their vision. And, you’ll discover how you can take even your worst critics and turn their criticism into fuel for your vision #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • Why your 100% Vision will INVITE criticism from those on your team who are comfortable with the status quo.
  • How some people work to keep you small rather than growing themselves.
  • Why attacking you is easier than changing.
  • How to leverage even nasty criticism to make your vision stronger.
  • The 2 dangers that come whenever you face criticism and how to avoid them.
  • The good news about nasty criticism.
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