June 2, 2020

Err on the Side of Taking Responsibility for Mistakes

People are often reluctant to take responsibility for mistakes where it’s not 100% clearly their fault.

I think this is a mistake for two reasons:

  1. I like people way more when they are quick to take responsibility. If you accept responsibility quickly, people tend to be a lot less mad. I think people think by trying to distance themselves they’ll get less of the blame, but usually it works the opposite way round.
  2. Accepting your role in a mistake helps you learn and grow so you improve for next time.