The Tom Brokaw Method

... to recover from a mistake with humor:

  • Acknowledge the mistake. There’s no hiding it now. Everyone saw!
  • Correct the mistake. If it’s necessary, make whatever correction you need to get things back on track.
  • Make a joke. Make fun of yourself. Get everyone laughing and they won’t care anymore.
  • Move on!And don’t bring up your flub again until you’re totally in the clear.

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Recover From Career-Limiting Mistakes With Humor

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