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4 Impressive Ways Great Leaders Handle Their Mistakes
All leaders make mistakes. To be human means to mess up once in a while. But the difference between good leaders and great ones lies in how they handle those mistakes. What are you modeling to those around you when you make a mistake?

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Acknowledge your mistakes

Never try to cover up or blame others for what went wrong. If you messed up, admit it and own it. 

Admitting your mistakes earns you the respect o...

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Learn from your mistakes

Once you learn from your mistakes, don't repeat them. 

The best leaders know creativity often means breaking rules, making mistakes and learning alon...

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Teach others from your mistakes

When you make mistakes, make a point of teaching others what you've learned. Doing so builds connection and trust. 

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Move beyond your mistakes

Successful people keep moving; they make mistakes but don't quit. 

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Mistakes at Work

  • Most people unconsciously overreact about their mistakes.
  • It is much better to accept mistakes, learn from them, and move on.

Admit and acknowledge your mistake

  • It’s critical to be transparent, and candid own up to the mistake, and not blame others.
  • Even if it was a group mistake, acknowledge your role instead of hiding.
  • In cases where someone was hurt, issue an apology, but don’t apologize too much, or be defensive.
  • The key is to be action-oriented and focus on the future. 

Make use of your support network

A healthy support network is beneficial if it has authentic trusting relationships, has a varied range of perspectives, and follows the 'give and take rule'.

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Common communication mistakes

Common communication mistakes
  • Lack of attention to tone. No matter what the circumstances, learn to pay attention to tone. Before you speak, pause and take a breath.
  • One-size-fits-all communication

Making Things Happen

A leader's vision may or may not be that different from the next person's; what can set them apart is the vigour with which they pursue that st...

Boldness Of Vision

Leaders need to have a relatable and understandable long-term view of where an organization is headed.

When faced with the issue of slavery before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s vision was that the United States should be “a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. "

Changing The Mood

Changing the mood of an organization can be enough to stave off collapse and foster progress.
Nelson Mandela changed the mood of a divided South Africa coming out of the brink of civil war and facing a future with a high likelihood of inter-racial conflict. Once elected, he ran the new multiracial government with a light but decisive touch and set the tone – relaxed, inclusive, cheerful – that would create a new mood in the country.

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