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How do I Welcome Criticism as a Leader?

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Welcoming criticism as a leader can be a game-changer, fostering a culture of trust, growth, and innovation. Here are my top 3 tips to help you embrace the truth and recognize those who speak up:

1️⃣ Cultivate a safe environment: Encourage open communication and continuously make it clear that constructive criticism is valued. Show that you're willing to listen, learn, and grow from the feedback you receive. Open up different channels of listening (e.g. office hours, surveys, skip level meetings).

2️⃣ Lead by example: Be open with the team about your own mistakes and the lessons you've learned from them. This demonstrates vulnerability and humility, and encourages others to share their inputs without fear.

3️⃣ Acknowledge and reward: Publicly recognize those who share valuable feedback and showcase how their input has led to positive changes. This reinforces how important it is to speak up and encourages a culture of ownership that leads to constant improvement.

Transform your leadership by embracing criticism and empowering your team to reach new heights!

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