How to Lead in the Face of Criticism [Podcast S08E08]

(And Why Being Offended Is a Choice)

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to lead in the face of criticism.

Criticism is inevitable, especially as your success and business grow. In today’s episode, we give you four foundational truths to remember so you can remain grounded and refuse to take offense.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The vital step in discerning between what you can and can’t control.

  • How offenses can actually be good for us (seriously, it’s true).

  • Why people criticize you in the first place.

  • How to fight the impulse to lash out and defend yourself against faulty assumptions.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What strategies have you used to help you lead in the midst of criticism? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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