Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. Think of a situation where a coworker recently made a mistake. Then think of the possible reactions from your coworker once s/he realizes the mistake:
Scenario 1: S/he denies accountability and makes excuses why the mistake happened.
Scenario 2: S/he hides the mistake. You knew it happened, but the mistake was never acknowledged.
Scenario 3: S/he takes responsibility, apologizes for the mistake and asks for your help to solve the problem.
Scenario 4: S/he admits the mistake and suggests solutions on how to correct.
I’m not sure about you, but I want to be the person in scenario 4. I want to work with the person in scenario 3 or 4. Who do you want to be? Who doesn't make mistakes? What defines your career is how you handle those mistakes.
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