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The Critic

The Critic

Pay attention now, this is important

 

How well you take criticism depends less on the message and more on your relationship with the messenger. It’s surprisingly easy to hear a hard truth when it comes from someone who believes in your potential and cares about your success.”

That insight is from Adam Grant, a behavioral psychologist I’ve quoted before.

Criticism is, at its best, a conversation with someone who believes in your talent and wants you to succeed.

It’s not about control. It’s not about “managing.”

Ok, read it again.

How well you take criticism depends less on the message and more on your relationship with the messenger. It’s surprisingly easy to hear a hard truth when it comes from someone who believes in your potential and cares about your success.”

Now, PDs and GMs of our world: what do you need to do to help those hearing your criticism feel less defensive and get more from it?

Do that.

Do it more often.

 

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