So You Made a Mistake...Now What?
Everyone makes mistakes. But, as a business owner, your mistakes can affect many more people. What should you do when you make a mistake? Here are three things to keep in mind:
Problems only get worse when you try to hide them. You don’t have to tell everyone about every tiny error but be completely honest about the mistakes that affect others. Your team and clients will appreciate your honesty and will trust you more when they see you don’t hide or downplay unexpected issues.
Ask For Help
The only thing harder than admitting we messed up might be asking for help. Knowing this, it’s a sign of strength, not weakness to ask someone for help. Asking for help means that you can resolve problems faster and with less complications.
Learn and Move Forward
The most important thing to do after a mistake is to learn from it and move forward. Don’t minimize mistakes but don’t get knocked down by them either.
So, the next time you make a mistake, don’t be afraid to be honest and ask for help. Afterwards, analyze what went wrong and why. Then you’ll know what you can improve on and can keep leading your team forward.