Today has driven me crazy. I realized that I made a mistake at work that is not going to create a huge loss on a deal but a loss nonetheless. They say that you should learn from your mistakes but that does not make me feel any better at all. I hate making mistakes because it just grinds at me. When I make a mistake that is noticeable to employees and co-workers it really does motivate me to be better and raise my level of execution. The saying is that no one is perfect but in reality you need to be in today’s world of hyper competitiveness. Although I made a relatively small mistake this morning, big mistakes can hurt your reputation and bank account. One thing is for sure…..When I get to work on Monday I will have a new sense of focus so that I can be better for the company and customers.
I'm no psychologist, psychiatrist or sociologist, but I understand from discussions with experts that as social creatures, humans are prone to experiencing "group mentality." Quite simply: we are easily influenced by the thoughts and actions of our associates. We also tend to associate with like-minded individuals, who reinforce our biases. It is my concern that…Read more »