We are writing a paper this week on leadership. One of the prescribed books is Lincoln on Leadership – Effective Strategies for Tough Times by Donald T Phillips. In it, I found this little gem … (paraphrased)
Lincoln did not read any bad press about himself if he could help it, but if he did, if he became aware of criticism, he wrote a letter defending himself and/or his action and then he filed it away, never mailing it.
Hear the criticism, reflect on it and then move on …