Tag Archive: Critics

How to Quiet a Loud Inner Critic and Stop Bossing Yourself Around

Competent people don’t like being bossed around. You bristle when an obnoxious boss tells you to do something. You might smile and take it, but you don’t leap for joy! Is the voice… Continue reading

How to Respond to Unfair Critics without Bloodshed

Leadership includes the authority to act without asking permission. The downside of authority is unfair criticism. Action invites criticism. “Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being… Continue reading

7 Ruthless Truths About Your Inner Critic and the Realities of Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is pathetic when it affirms failure. On the other hand, your inner critic is a heartless jerk that lowers performance. 7 ruthless truths about your inner critic: #1. Your inner critic hates… Continue reading

Tell Your Critics to Take a Hike

***** Alternate title: “Critics: Thank’em or Spank’em” Receiving personal criticism stands apart from criticizing products, services, or organizations. My leadership was first criticized when I was in my early 20’s. It stunned me.… Continue reading