Well, I have to say… it’s been a rough week.
Mistakes happen. I am a firm believer that one key to strong leadership is the willingness to be accountable and take responsibility for those mistakes. Good leaders do this even if they contribute to only a small percentage of the situation. They do this even if the blame lies beyond their control. Why? Because the buck has to stop somewhere… and it should be with the leader.
So when mistakes happen, what should you do as a responsible leader?
The answer: Apologize and try to make amends. Whether the mistake affects your internal, external or potential customers, you must take action quickly to make things right.
Well, I’ve had to pull a page from my own playbook this week. We, at Luminosity Global and The Global LABB, have had a series of unfortunate events that caused our clients to be frustrated and inconvenienced. In response to these “events”, I would like to offer the following: