Do You Know the Best Ways to Handle Criticism?

Professional Skills

Shavon Lindley interviewed more than 150 rising female leaders. One of the six pillars of leadership she found was Owning Her Feedback.

In this article, Shavon gives actionable advice on how to work with feedback and criticism at work. There’s a lot in here I wish I had known in my early career. It is not just learning from your mistakes. It is just as important to manage your response to criticism. These are five steps to handling feedback that everyone can use.

1. Listen. Really listen!

2. Tale a Deep Breath

3. Ask for Clarity

4. Phone a Friend

5. Follow Up