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Chapter 16. On-the-Job Promotion > Handling Criticism

Handling Criticism

A mentor of mine gave me some invaluable advice about handling criticism. I went through a period in which I felt I was being attacked by some of my peers. It was during this difficult time that I was offered the approach to handling criticism that is described in the sections that follow. I have found the approach useful ever since.

Determine Whether What Someone Is Saying Is True

Regardless of the delivery, is what’s being said true? If it isn’t, disregard it. In most cases, you don’t have to defend yourself from wild and untrue statements.


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