Admit Your Mistakes

Questions This Guidance Answers: 
  • Should managers admit their mistakes?
  • How should I tell my directs I made a mistake?
  • Should I tell my boss about my mistakes?

This guidance recommends admitting your mistakes openly as a manager, to your team, to enhance candor and openness from your team members.

Mark has often said that his second book is going to be called, The Candid Manager. The lack of candor in the workplace only becomes obvious to professionals when they work in one of the rare places - usually it's a tight knit team - where candor rules.

There are ways to increase candor. The first is to admit your mistakes, at least on a small scale. Here's how.


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