How Admitting Your Mistakes Is the Best Thing You Can Do
Expect to make public apologies.
Use them to cure yourself and your whole company of being defensive. Of course, do whatever you can to not repeat a failure.
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It means not seeking others to blame for what happens in your life and being able to respond to challenges personally.
Being aware that your decisions have a direct impact on your life’s events is what personal responsibility is all about.
To take responsibility for yourself, you have to know the things you are responsible for.
It is critical to communicate so you won’t make a mistake due to assumptions. Ask questions and seek feedback. And if you do make mistakes, communicate with people about them.
Avoid over-committing and evaluate your workload before adding more to your plate.
Learning to say 'no' or 'not right now' will help you create the necessary boundaries so you'll be able to uphold your responsibilities and achieve all your goals.
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 of those you lead and makes your leadership human.
Once you learn from your mistakes, don't repeat them.
The best leaders know creativity often means breaking rules, making mistakes and learning along the way. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes; leadership is learning from them.
When you make mistakes, make a point of teaching others what you've learned. Doing so builds connection and trust.
The best leaders are the great teachers, coaches, and guides who show us the way after they have been down that path.
Noticing and admitting our mistakes helps us get in touch with our commitments--what we really want to be, do, and have.
Working on possible solutions, redefining what we want or expect, or reexamining our values or goals can lead us to more clarity about our path.
People who love and care about us will stick with us through all our flaws and floundering. Our not so perfectness is what makes us unique and we are loved for it. So we should give ourselves a break.
Facing mistakes often takes us straight to the heart of our fears. And when we experience and face those fears, they can disappear.
When we are stuck and admit that we can't do it alone it sends a signal and opens the door for help to show up. People, resources, and solutions will appear, especially when we ask for help.