How to Recover From Mistakes – Teaser

See our accompanying article to learn more about how to learn from your mistakes:

Despite our best efforts, mistakes can and do happen at work. It's not the fact that you make them, but how you respond that really matters.

So, hands washed and aprons on. Here's our step-by-step recipe for recovering from mistakes.

Step One: Take your time.
As soon as you realize you've made a mistake, stop! Consider the facts. Is it really bad? And if so, how bad? Giving yourself some breathing space can stop you getting things out of proportion, or making the situation worse.

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