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Apologize

Not being able to deliver on what was expected of you warrants an apology - even if there were other factors contributing to the situation.

An apology demonstrates that you accept responsibility for your role in the situation.

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Prefacing your explanation with things like, “I don’t want to sound like I’m making excuses, but…” can send the wrong message.

Jump right in with the information that's relevant and important.

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Acknowledge your mistakes and be willing to learn from them. Share exactly how you will avoid this same problem in the future.

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6 Components of a good apology
  1. Expression of regret
  2. Explanation of what went wrong
  3. Acknowledgment of responsibility
  4. Declaration of repentance
  5. Offer of repair
  6. Request for forgiveness

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In the context of poor communication, criticizing is when you knock someone down for the wrong reasons: to hurt someone, to vent your frustrations or to boost your ego.

It’s easy enough for someone to get defensive when they’re given constructive criticism. But when your criticism comes from a destructive place, it’s a communication killer.

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When you are disappointed, you have two choices on how to respond:  You can find out how you could have done it differently, or you can tell yourself that you were not at fault.

Shifting the blame has a negative cascading effect on how you behave in the future.

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