We all make mistakes. Sometimes big fat ones. So big that they cloud our judgment about what to do next.
The first thought that typically goes through people’s minds after realizing they’ve made a huge mistake at work is whether it can stay ‘under the radar.’ If not, the next typically involves looking for someone (or something) to blame. And, not long after that, catastrophic thinking sets in — usually including vivid images of being fired.
So, what should you do after a ‘major screw-up’ at work? (By that, I mean a mistake with the potential for derailing an important project or goal that others are counting on you for.)
First, invoke Miles Davis. Continue reading