Deborah Grayson Riegel writes in a Harvard Business Review article how to correct leadership mistakes in a healthy manner. Riegel encourages us to take three steps.
The 3rd and final step is to, “share what you will do differently next time.” This step requires self-reflection.
We need to pause and reflect on what part we had in the mistake and if any of our team had any responsibility that we need to address.
Once you’ve reflected and considered next steps, communicate with others that you desire accountability and that you wish to listen and learn. This helps assure that you don’t make similar mistakes again.
Proverbs 15:31 teaches, “Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.”
Self-reflection and self-correction are crucial for becoming an effective leader.