From Leo Babuta at Zen Habits: How do you deal with criticism? I think the first reaction for most of us is to defend ourselves, or worse yet to lash back. And yet, while criticism can be taken as hurtful and demoralizing, it can also be viewed in a positive way: it is honesty, and it can spur us to […]
From Leo Babuta at Zen Habits: Can you give someone criticism without hurting their feelings or making them angry? Can you do it kindly? I think that’s a difficult proposition for most people, but in truth it’s possible to give criticism with kindness and have a decent chance of having the person take it constructively.
From Lisa De Moraes in The Washington Post: TV critics, bloggers and tweeters do not like Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama “Newsroom.” At least the vocal ones at Summer TV Press Tour 2012 don’t. They don’t like his show’s speechifying (though it’s not much different from the speechifying of his “West Wing” and “The Social Network” characters). They don’t like the […]
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From BigThink: All organizations make mistakes. The economist Tim Harford argues that organizations need to create a culture where these mistakes are revealed, exposed and corrected as soon as possible.
At Pixar, there's this collegiate environment, but people are able to disagree with each other and criticize each other’s work because they’ve developed a language. They call it "plus-ing." […]
From Michael Kaiser at Huffington Post: One of the substantial changes in the arts environment that has happened with astonishing speed is that arts criticism has become a participatory activity rather than a spectator sport.
From ChangeThis: if you’re the target of vicious attacks, you’re going to feel it. Contrary to a popular, mistaken approach, I’m not going to tritely admonish you by saying ‘don’t take it personally.’ Instead, here’s a fresh path I’d like to take you on, and by the end of our journey, you’ll have a revitalized outlook on how to make […]
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