The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. – Stephen Covey, Author and Speaker
There is no shame in making mistakes. There is only shame in denying mistakes. Because that will not only lead to denying responsibility for the mistakes we make and set us up for repeating them. It will also eliminate the opportunity to learn from mistakes. The experience of sitting down and admitting that you made a mistake and figuring out how you can correct your mistake is a stimulating one. Inspiring even!
It also encourages a learning experience and from a leadership perspective, every leader owes the responsibility of creating and encouraging a culture in which learning is significantly more important than being flawless. The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it!
Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag – CEO Spearhead Management