Thursday, October 9, 2014

Smile at What People Remember

Don't people remember the craziest things? After you've completed the biggest project you've ever worked on, after you've dramatically improved your team's results, after you've been a poster-model for the best centered leader on the planet what some people will remember is that little mistake you made.

They'll remind you of your mistakes just when those mistakes have almost disappeared from your own memory. Just when your sleep patterns are returning to normal, someone will remind you of why it was disrupted in the first place.

Supervisors don't have to remember all their mistakes -- other people will help you with that.

Our job as leaders is to learn from those mistakes. And next time -- maybe make some new ones.

It's not a bad thing -- it's part of being a high performance leader.

-- Douglas Brent Smith

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