Own your mistakes

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We need to take responsibility even if it wasn’t 100% our fault.

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer or more water or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. — Thich Nhat Hanh

The way how we face our mistakes is the key. Admitting them is part of the process. But we need to learn from them too.

Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. — Tom Watson Jr., CEO of IBM

Lead the way, do not blame.

A blaming culture is one in which people are reluctant to speak out, take risks, or accept responsibility at work because they fear criticism, retribution, or worse. — Naomi Karten

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I love wine, self-improvement, chocolate and running. I do web development for a living. You can visit zaparka.cz or drop me an email petr@zaparka.cz

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Petr Zaparka

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I love wine, self-improvement, chocolate and running. I do web development for a living. You can visit zaparka.cz or drop me an email petr@zaparka.cz

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