5. When Asked About Actions Influenced by Criticism…

The Tactic: Is that a serious question? Adorn the alpha male ego and fire back a rhetorical question that ridicules anyone who’s ever doubted you. Briefly applaud your critic’s good intentions, for sportsmanship’s sake, but quickly remind your inquisitor that only you have the authority as [insert title here] to make the best decision.

You Might Say: “Who do you think I am, John Kerry? What else you got?”