Critique and criticism are invaluable for growth, yet many leaders recoil instinctively. Distinguish constructive critique from harmful criticism. Confirm the source’s validity to filter input wisely. Search harsh comments for kernels of truth, but don’t let the harsh words bog you down. Don’t justify, but clarify. Listen more than you speak to understand. Critique should analyze to improve, not just disapprove. Handled well, it hones skills. Criticism can wound but also reveal blind spots if you process it thoughtfully. With discernment and humility, all feedback can refine you.