Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bouncebackability !

Resilience is a key strength of succeeding. As I have quoted before, my mentor - also my dad - taught me that everyone makes mistakes, it is how you respond and how you learn from them that determines your success. Here are some tips I have learned over the years
  1. Reflect on what has happened - try to be as dispassionate as possible. Look at the facts not the feelings.
  2. Don't punish yourself or others for an honest mistake.Not having the idea or not making the decision in the first place would have been worse.
  3. Be brave enough to admit a mistake and be honest enough to say you were wrong. This gains respect and shows your humility.
  4. After reflecting, ask others their view and for their feedback on the events.
  5. Build the learnings into your development plan.
  6. Keep believing in yourself. One mistake is a mistake, it is not the end of the world. You now need to bounce back and show your ability to grow from these experiences. If you make 70% of the right decisions then that is good going! The only thing that is certain is that it won't be your last learning.
  7. Finally, remember if the team makes a mistake - take the responsibility. But remember, if the team has a success - give them the credit. That is the role of the leader.

I can't remember who said it, but I love the quote "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"

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