In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins, Eric Geiger, and Daniel Im discuss how to handle your haters and the criticism that comes with being a leader. They ask the following questions.
- Does a leader always have haters?
- How much attention attention should we give to those who are hating?
- Who should you talk to about your haters?
- When should you deal with criticism and when should you dismiss it?
- What are the types of haters you frequently encounter?
“A leader will always have criticism. It is part of what it means to lead and influence others.”
“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing” – Elbert Hubbard
“Any time you are a leader there is going to some element of hating going on.”
“Criticism is a part of leadership.”
“I don’t want to find my identity in feedback, good or bad.”
“There are times to move on from the hater.”
“Your past is the greatest predictor of your future.” – Henry Cloud
“In every organization, you are going to have keepers of the status quo.”
“There are some haters who always have to have a fight.”
“What is your motive? Is it to help or hate?”