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A Manager's Guide to Overcoming Mistakes

Overcoming Mistakes

Have You Made Any of These Mistakes?

  • Failing to maintain a clear boundary with a friend who is also a direct report
  • Missing an important detail or deadline that created a negative outcome
  • Pretending you know when you don’t
  • Promoting an under-qualified internal candidate without posting the job externally
  • Tolerating poor behavior from your top performer because you’re afraid to lose them
  • Spending too much time “doing” instead of delegating and developing your team
  • Having a small problem turn into a big problem because you’re conflict avoidant

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this guide is for you!

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