How you respond when receiving negative feedback from others says a lot about you and your character. Do you quickly jump in to defend yourself, make excuses, or even blame others when someone criticizes something you've done or something about you? Or are you one who can take responsibility for yourself and your actions and take ownership of the feedback. Do you seek out feedback so that you can develop your skills and grow in your leadership effectiveness?
Receiving negative feedback isn't easy for anyone. However, we all know what it's like to work with or attempt to correct someone who cannot take ownership over their problems. It's easy to identify the blamers in our workplace. Yet often, if we take a closer look at our own responses, we may find that we have some blaming tendencies as well.
Read Feedback: Stop Making Excuses or Blaming Others when Receiving Criticism to find out how you can move from being a blamer to being an owner.