Criticism

Group - Steve Yellin#15D93C
Attempting to exercise godly, genuine servant leadership is never easy.

Last night in reviewing some old journal notes, I came across a list circa 1992 of “Leadership Lessons.” In retrospect what struck me was 1) How accurate these thoughts were in light of almost 15 additional years of experience and 2) How much emotional energy and even pain has been expended over that period in light of these realities. Regardless, they are still worthy of consideration.

#1. Criticism is tough. Although it comes with the turf for anyone in leadership, it is still painful. It hurts. Obviously, it can be justified but it is most difficult when it is not.

I found I have two responses to the unjust: a) anger, bitterness and resentment or 2) allowing the criticism to mold character.

The choice is mine.

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