What do you do when you make a huge mistake at work?
Well, just like in your personal life, there are a few tips and tricks and best practices for dealing with errors. But, it really comes down to one thing.
Some errors are simple:
- Calling somebody by the wrong name in front of others.
- Sending out an email with an incorrect URL or other information.
Some errors are a little more complex:
- When job hunting … accidentally sending a message to the wrong person.
- At work … sending a message to your boss or a peer that has confidential or compromising information
All errors come down to one thing
When you are personally accountable for your errors your integrity immediately gets an uptick in value. People notice. You notice.
In order to stand out in your career there are more than a few things you need, but one of the most important is your integrity.
Your integrity precedes you in every situation
and it also follows you for your entire career.
Think for a moment about someone whom you will never do business with again.
Why? Was it something they did that compromised their integrity?
Maintaining and Extending Your Integrity is Simple
The next time you make an error
- Whether it’s minor or huge.
- Whether it’s forced or unforced
- You need to do one simple thing.
Jeff is an expert in the Enterprise Content Management industry. He brings over 20 years of Channel Sales, Partner Marketing and Alliance expertise to audiences around the world in speaking engagements and via his writing. He has worked for Microsoft, Kodak, and K2. He is currently consulting with Microsoft and partners to drive Community Engagement and Alliances. Follow him on Twitter @jshuey or on LinkedIn: in/JeffShuey