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Six Ways to Rise Above Your Critics

Whether you are a youth on a sports team, running a school club, class president, volunteering on a committee, advocating for important issues…a young child with a strong voice, school committee member or retired volunteer generously giving of your time and expertise…this article will speak to you.

People criticize often and if you have something important you need to do and believe in it….Do it! Hold your head up high…try to bite your tongue instead of retaliating…it’s not about winning mudslinging battles.

This author says, “Don’t worry if you lose a battle today, you are going to win the war if you keep your heart right.” Now read all 6 ways to rise above critics, by Doug Dickerson…wise advice!

Doug Dickerson on Leadership

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To escape criticism- do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard

A story is told of Winston Churchill and his extraordinary integrity in the face of opposition. During his last year in office, he attended an official ceremony. Several rows behind him two gentlemen began whispering. “That’s Winston Churchill. They say he is getting senile. They say he should step aside and leave the running of the nation to more dynamic and capable men.” When the ceremony was over, Churchill turned to the men and said, “Gentlemen, they also say he is deaf.”

Critics. Every leader has them and every leader will. How you respond to critics is an important component of your leadership development. It’s all too easy to get defensive when critics rub us the wrong way or misunderstand us. But can you appreciate a critic when he or she is right? Rising above your critics takes…

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin http://cheryllynnroberts.wordpress.com I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. http://stigmahursteveryone.wordpress.com Namaste!

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