Criticism

History

Churchill: You CAN Handle the Truth

The legendary British prime minister understood the value of surrounding himself with people who would push back.

How to Make Negative Feedback Work For You

You can't avoid getting tough criticism sometimes. Instead of trying to prevent it, try these simple strategies for finding the silver lining.

Theodore Roosevelt Was Wrong. Critics Do Count.

If you want to reach your highest potential, get used to hearing more "no" more than "yes."

Why Founders Shouldn't Fear Harsh Criticism

A proactive approach to criticism not only shows maturity and a growth mindset; it can head off the panic of unexpected feedback.

4 Ways to Handle and Overcome Your Fear of Rejection

Redefining the experience and profiting by it can turn rejection into the fuel for success.

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