It's Not Personal, It's Business: Accepting Constructive Criticism
Aug 14, 2018
If there was one thing we all hated in school, it was group projects. At the root of this disdain was the fact that we were forced to constantly
work through issues with other human beings and couldn’t just solve the assigned project alone. We had to think outside our own bubble. Upon graduation
and entering the professional world, you quickly realize that your job is just one continual group project that never ends, and our teachers weren’t
wrong to try and prepare us.
Alyson Jones, a lawyer at Butler Snow and member of The Source Advisory Panel, lays claim to
an impressive list of accomplishments and expertise that will quickly
leave you wondering where she finds time to juggle her successful career, family, and community involvement.
Recently it seems work meetings have garnered a bad reputation. It’s difficult to see a meeting request pop up in your inbox without an internal groan
or sense of dread. How many meetings in which we’ve sat could the task at hand have been accomplished with an email? As I scrolled through Instagram
a few days ago, I read a motivational post from theSkimm that said, “Break up with some of
your work meetings…fire yourself from meetings you don’t have to be in. Result: more efficiency and better Mondays.” Sounds great! How do I