0.5 Professional Skills

Dealing with Criticism and Failure

LawCPD author: Video Arts
Video Arts
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0.5 CPD Points


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This course will help you to successfully deal with criticism and failure, and turn these into constructive learning experiences.

Being able to constructively deal with failure and criticism are essential skills, but they are not easy to master. Often our harshest critic is ourselves, and it can be difficult to get the perspective we need to work out what criticism is valid and what is unhelpful.

This course provides you with some practical strategies for processing setbacks and dealing with criticism - both from others and from yourself.  These strategies will help you to turn setbacks into constructive learning experiences, tame your inner critic, and be kinder to yourself.


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Last Reviewed: January 2024

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  1. 5.0/5
    A very good course
    Good advice for tricky situations
  2. 5.0/5
    I enjoyed it
    A different way to see a matter
  3. 4.0/5
    thought it was good
    Well presented and illuminating
  4. 5.0/5
    Great course - content was relevant and inspired one to revisit old mindsets.
    It was a great course - the content was relevant and inspired one to revisit old mindsets.
  5. 5.0/5
    I was surprised how useful and accurate this course was. Would be very helpful for many practitioners.
    Useful and enjoyable course which would be helpful to practitioners. An important course to take for younger professionals.
  6. 5.0/5
    Great course for life skills - especially for perfectionists!
    This course was delightful and touched on psychological areas that many lawyers struggle with every day, sometimes without consciously knowing it - perfectionism, the overbearing inner critic, the difficulties in facing any notion of failure. This course touches lightly on these topics, is more like a nudge or reminder that it is possible to identify and change our responses to negative and debilitating ways of dealing with fear of failure, perfectionism and the like. Lawyers are always under pressure, but it is helpful to begin learning about better ways to deal with them. This course does so with humour and a refreshingly light touch.
  7. 5.0/5
    Useful advice
    Helpful advice for dealing with excessive self-critique.
  8. 5.0/5
    Most helpful
    As a perfectionist I found this course most helpful.