Opinion | A constructive challenger always finds solutions3 min read 19 Sep 2018, 08:21 AM IST
Constructive challengers must balance between rigorous analysis and action bias
Each one of us knows that one person—at work, or in our personal lives—who finds nothing we bring to them good enough. Their superpower is being critical. It’s not that they are always wrong in their criticism. Often, their discerning eye and high standards are valuable, even necessary, to get us to raise our game. However, a critic’s scrutiny and rejection can also be tiresome and annoying, especially in everyday work, when the scrutiny is not accompanied with suggestions for improvement. Or worse, when it comes without the optimism (and faith) in the potential for things to improve. People can also (mis)use their challenger status as a power trip to show how smart they are.
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