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Sarah Mei on criticism and how to give it in a way that's useful

Written on August 24, 2017

I’ve found that criticism given online often is a negative experience for me. Usually because there doesn’t seem to be room for discussion and it is more of a power play of who’s right.

This Twitter thread by Sarah Mei on providing criticism to someone’s work is a refreshing take on how to give it in a way that’s useful to the person receiving it.

Key takeaway is:

So to effectively transmit information, you need to focus first & foremost on NOT BEING RIGHT & secondarily on BEING HELPFUL.

This is a good reminder to myself. Remove the focus on being right and lean towards helping.

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