Why Leaders Can’t Afford to be Easily Offended

As a leader, you are going to draw fire. People will criticize you. Some will second-guess your decisions. Others will impute motives that aren’t there. A few will falsely accuse you.

For example, just a few weeks ago, someone wrote a blog post publicly calling me a hypocrite. I won’t lie; it stung. I was tempted to respond in kind. Thankfully, I didn’t. But that doesn’t mean it was easy. It never is for me. I often have to remind myself of three great truths I have learned—and am still learning—about offenses.

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