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If Your Leadership Style Is Ever Judged By Others, Here's 8 Things You Should Do How to short-circuit defensiveness and resentment and instead accept and apply tough input for the betterment of your company, and yourself.

By Joanna Nurmi Edited by Maria Bailey

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Managers are expected to be resilient and take bad feedback gracefully, but these are skills that don't come naturally to everyone, of course. Being criticized by a team, for example, can be particularly hard for managers to swallow.

These practical steps will guide you through that challenging process, and help turn the tide toward learning and professional betterment.

1. Keep emotions under control

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