Admitting your errors will turn you into a better leader
Many persons find it completely difficult to accept when they are wrong, as leaders, they think their subordinates will make they are human, just like the rest, and that is precisely what a good leader should try to transmit to his teamwork, and in this article we will show you how admitting your errors will actually make you become better.
“One of the many qualities of a leader is that he must be able to identify when he has made a mistake, admit it and fix it, if you are able to find your own errors, they will help you learning from them and become a better person”, advised Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim and a Mexican entrepreneur.
If you, as a leader, are not able to admit an error on your side, you are transmitting a very mistaken message to your teamwork: Feel fear of failure. However, if you are not only able to accept an error but to show the rest that you are admitting it as part of your responsibility, you will show them how professional and strong you are.
One you are open to admit your errors, your teamwork will feel enough freedom to accept theirs and fix them, and this will open a clear communication in both ways where everyone is responsible for their mistakes and the consequences.
But it is important that you also transmit the lesson learned from every error done, as it is always a way to prevent them and making them again can be unacceptable if you already know how to avoid them, so make sure your entire team knows this, show them what you learn from that experience and what you are willing to do so it does not happen again.
“Make your team feel free to experience and make mistakes, but make sure they take enough knowledge from the errors, this will create a stronger teamwork and a solid company”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.