AC­KNOWL­EDGE MIS­TAKES – CARE­FULLY

Finweek English Edition - - MANAGEMENT -

Of course, un­less you’re the best thing that ever hap­pened to your of­fice, you’re likely to have faults or have made mis­steps too, and you should men­tion those, even if it’s only in pass­ing. Grote again ad­vises to put the best pos­si­ble spin on prob­lem ar­eas so you don’t give your boss “the noose with which to hang you”. But­ler sug­gests us­ing devel­op­men­tal lan­guage. “You don’t want to say, ‘Here’s where I really fall down.’ In­stead, say: ‘Here’s an area I want to work on. This is what I’ve learned. This is what we should do go­ing for­ward.’”

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