Thursday, December 16, 2010


Continuing on the theme of accountability.

As previously mentioned, a good leader has to learn to accept mistakes and failures as a part of growth and risk. Being accountable for the good and the bad. Along with that is holding your employees accountable for their mistakes. Holding accountable doesn't mean public executions. It means pulling them aside, capturing the moment to teach, to learn.

Encouraging a culture in your company or office of talking about failures and their causes will go far with your employees. Analyze why the failure occurred and  then implement the proper steps to ensure that particular failure doesn't re-occur. If we are ever going to break new ground in our businesses we have to foster an atmosphere where people aren't afraid of taking different approaches to accomplishing the mission or task.

Yes, there will be failures and loss. But with each failure we will learn more about our people and ourselves. Along the way we will also discover possibilities and new ventures that we would have never discovered without these failures. Learn from these failures and then forgive your people. Forgiveness is a powerful tool that we can use to empower our people.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” - Mahatma Gandhi

1 comment:

HRMexplorer said...

Leadership is always about ensuring you have followers who you include in your conversation! - @HRMexplorer
great post

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