Mistakes happen. Errors happen. Miscalculations happen.
When a mistake is made, there are four questions you need to ask:
- Has there been enough training to prevent this?
- Was it intentionally done wrong or malicious?
- Did it happen from carelessness or laziness?
- Has a lesson been learned and corrected?
It is easy to place blame, point fingers or drop your head when a mistake made. Those responses are sure to turn one mistake into two mistakes. If you want to right the mistake or error, find the cause and correct it.
We aren’t perfect, but we should always be looking to improve and learn. Effective leadership can take a mistake and turn it into an opportunity for growth and improvement.