Here are a few ideas of how Lincoln handled setbacks and how you can too.
Abraham Lincoln did a lot more than grow a beard. He grew a nation! Therefore, we can learn a lot about how to grow from him. Handling setbacks well is key to growing a company. What can Mr. Lincoln teach us about handling setbacks well? Spoiler alert: it comes down to patience and empathy. Specifically, it comes down to these takeaways:
- When delivering feedback, think about how it will affect both the recipient and your overall goal
- Before you criticize an employee, put yourself in his shoes
- If you’re angry about an outcome, give yourself an outlet for venting
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