So What If You Are Wrong?

Episode #026 Host: Tammy J. Bond

It happens to everyone, so why are we so afraid of being wrong? In today’s episode, I’m diving into the power you gain when you stop fearing failure. Owning your mistakes strengthens your integrity and creates opportunities to learn more about yourself, your work, and your team.

  1. Leaders and team members need to get over the fear of disappointing others and ourselves. Keep your integrity and self-respect by taking personal ownership of mistakes. No blame shifting!
  2. Making mistakes can trigger feelings of embarrassment and shame. Most people don’t learn how to move through those emotions which can lead to withdrawing and an unwillingness to take risks.
  3. The fear of being wrong can undermine our relationships. When leaders get defensive or shift blame off of themselves, it makes team members feel like they can’t come forward to discuss what isn’t working.
  4. Leaders often dwell too long on what’s wrong and don’t move forward to the next steps quickly enough. Focus on failure as a learning opportunity.
  5. Reflect and analyze what happened and why. Encourage your team to do the same. Don’t focus on “who”, focus on “how” and “why” things went wrong.

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