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LEADERSHIP AND CRITICISM

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HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO CRITICISM?

FACT 1: If you are not being criticized, then you are not being a leader

FACT 2: Not all criticism is created equally

FACT 3: Great leaders don’t just tolerate criticism, they thrive from criticism

Proverbs 27:5–6 NLT
An open rebuke is better than hidden love! Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
Proverbs 27:5–6 NTV
¡Una reprensión franca es mejor que amar en secreto! Las heridas de un amigo sincero son mejores que muchos besos de un enemigo.

FACT 1:

FACT 2:

FACT 3:

HOW TO MINIMIZE CRITICISM

QUOTE: You cannot avoid all criticism, but you can minimize it by leading wisely

1) Speak positively

NOTE: Criticizing others begs them to criticize you

2) Receive feedback

NOTE: Demand helpful critiques in order to discourage unhelpful criticisms

3) Live wisely

NOTE: Private discipline leads to public respect

HOW TO HANDLE CRITICISM

QUOTE: Who gives the criticism determines how to receive it

1) Don’t take it personally

NOTE: Hurt people tend to hurt people

2) Don’t respond most of the time

NOTE: Acknowledging critics rewards them

3) Respond slowly

NOTE: When your emotions are high, your wisdom is low

4) Remember who you are

NOTE: Your purpose is higher than your failure

APPLICATION

QUOTE: Don’t let compliments go to your head and don’t let criticisms go to your heart

QUOTE: Criticism is often loud, but faithfulness is always louder

ASSIGNMENT

QUESTION: What is one criticism that you have let get into your heart that you need to get out?

QUESTION: What is one criticism that you are receiving and you are not taking it seriously?

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