You Blew it, What Now

 

 

You blew it. Okay, that happens. You’re going to make mistakes, you’re going to miss deadlines, but how you handle that reveals your character. If you kind of sweep it under the table, and you don’t say anything to anybody, that’s not revealing a lot of great character. If instead you say, “Guys, I blew this. Here’s my massive corrective action plan of what I’m doing to get back on track. You need to know. I’m owning this and this will get cleaned up.”

Now that’s integrity. That’s leadership. That’s someone who cares and so the next time something goes wrong, and it will, make sure you own it and that you do something about it. We don’t want to hear the sad old story of excuses. We love to hear about what you’ll be doing about that instead. So, take massive corrective action and explain it to everyone who is impacted by that, and people will really love having you on their team.

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