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How Well Do You Take Criticism? - New York Times Learning Network

How Well Do You Take Criticism? - New York Times Learning Network | Coaching Leaders |
Do you instinctively get defensive when someone criticizes your work? Or, are you able to see critique as an opportunity to do even better and push yourself harder?

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 2, 2014 2:36 AM

"...perhaps Plutarch is suggesting something slightly different, something a bit closer to Cicero’s claim that one should “criticize by creation, not by finding fault.” Genuine criticism creates a precious opening for an author to become better on his own terms — a process that’s often excruciating, but also almost always meaningful..." - Like it...

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How to take criticism well

How to take criticism well | Coaching Leaders |
No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: responding to negative feedback well.


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Via Gust MEES, Lou Salza, Ivon Prefontaine
David Hain's insight:

Feedback is the DNA of development. Learn how to ask for it and take it.  Oh...and the more you give, the more you get!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 28, 2014 2:19 PM

94% of human resources people might say they prefer positive feedback, but that does not explain when they escort an employee of site. I find it useful to ask for examples. I once had a School manager suggest I was being unprofessional, but, when I asked for an example, he had none.


Feedback and criticism are necessary for growth. The relationship we have with employees and students is important in providing feedback and criticism. I eliminated giving marks on many activities and used rubrics as a way to guide learning. These were well explained to the students and became useful in student learning.

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:20 AM

Embrace criticism!

Philip Powel Smith's curator insight, July 29, 2014 8:04 AM

Criticism is always a difficult pro-active action that educators have to give. Criticism without ridicule and shame is what students need to hear and an explanation of how to make the changes to be better learners and communicators.

Curated by David Hain
People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.