Hey. We all make mistakes. Personally, professionally, somewhere in between. We're human.
In my awesomely fun and very busy PR career, I've made some professional (and personal) blunders along the way. Thankfully, with the help of amazing mentors and work colleagues, I learned very early on that you can't run, you can't hide. You have to step up, address what you did or what happened, do what you can to fix it or find a solution for next time, and move on and let your next great bit of work adjust your mojo.
Kara Baskin of AARP's "Life Reimagined" reached out to me for some advice on how to reverse a big misstep. The article is here:
AARP Life Reimagined: How To Reverse a Big Misstep
In the piece, I talk about:
- the importance of friends and colleagues
- how to inoculate yourself against rivals and enemies
- why you can't burn bridges or be a jerk
- acknowledging difficult conversations but having them anyway
- why gossip has GOT to go
Have you ever made a big mistake? Screwed something up? Got yelled at? Pissed off a co-worker or boss?
How did you handle it?