Its not the frustration over failures.
Its not the mistakes. Its not even the repeated mistakes.
Incredibly it’s the repeat of the repeated mistake – like typos in a perfectly proof-read post. Darn! How did the error creep on?
Well, a pilot missed his destination by messing up the co-ordinate, and this is not without precedent. Imagine the shock of the passengers and the people in general “how could he possibly goof up on the guidance? Isn’t the computer on?”
That’s how we are sometimes. Knowingly doing things wrong is inexcusable, but knowing well and still getting things wrong is indefensible. That’s where we go weak on our knees. Tensions run high. Anger flare up. Heated arguments and bruised souls.
Now that the pilot has landed in the wrong destination, will all the fury unleashed help in recovering from the loss and land in the right spot?
May be get more processes in place. More check and balance. Make it foolproof that alerts can’t just be missed, so that mistakes won’t be repeated. As much as plans and process are prepared, we can’t absolve ourselves of the blame citing causes or excuses. Negligence is negligence. It can’t be negated, and only corrected.
We need to learn from our mistakes, or from others’ mistakes, and of all repeat mistakes.
A True Leader Never stops Learning. Their call to actions is always influenced by their learning and they constantly try to improvise in thought and act
Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other – John F kennedy.
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