Fri., February 17, 2012 5:45pm (EST)

WORKING: Handling Criticism
By Joshua Stewart
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Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
We all receive criticism from time to time. Brandon Smith says it’s often poorly delivered, but there are still useful nuggets we can glean from it. (Photo Courtesy of Noel Abejo via stock.xchng.)
We all receive criticism from time to time. Brandon Smith says it’s often poorly delivered, but there are still useful nuggets we can glean from it. (Photo Courtesy of Noel Abejo via stock.xchng.)
At work, at home (maybe even on the commute between the two), we’re all criticized. Often, this is constructive feedback that is supposed to help us improve our work or relationships.

But this criticism and feedback can be difficult to take sometimes.

Brandon Smith describes how feedback is often poorly delivered and how to accept it graciously nonetheless.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.