- Reflect on what has happened - try to be as dispassionate as possible. Look at the facts not the feelings.
- 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.
- Be brave enough to admit a mistake and be honest enough to say you were wrong. This gains respect and shows your humility.
- After reflecting, ask others their view and for their feedback on the events.
- Build the learnings into your development plan.
- 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.
- 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!"