Wǒmen bùshì ànzhào guījǔ xué zǒulù, ér shì tōngguò biān xué biān zuò, tōngguò shuāi dǎo lái xuéxí
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
Mistakes are inevitable in the workplace. In fact, it is often a test of how fast a team can respond and correct a crisis.
Successful managers and entrepreneurs do not fixate themselves on the problem. Rather, they focus on solving the problem. If anyone tries to sweep obvious problems under the rug in order to save their own reputation, it only makes things worse. The team would have to spend more time and effort to correct the initial mistake.
On the contrary, if a manager is willing to admit his or her own mistake, the team would be able to learn from it and make amendments. The willingness to admit one’s own mistake is a clear sign of being responsible.