If you are a leader, stop punishing your team when they make mistakes. Here’s what Jack Welch says about it in his book Jack: Straight from the Gut…and he’s Jack Welch. You’re probably not. (But, if you are, seriously, hit me up, let’s do lunch)

Jack Welch on mistakes and building confidence
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Be a leader. Build your team up.

That’s what they need when life kicks them down.

The same goes for your children, your friends, your spouse, and your family.

Yes, sometimes they need a good “talking to,” but it’s usually not when you think it is. So focus on building them back up…and if you can’t do that, at least keep your mouth shut.

(And seriously, Jack if you are reading this, I’m not kidding about lunch)

How can you build someone up today whose been knocked down?

0 thoughts on “Leaders, stop doing this | Jack Welch’s dvice on reacting to mistakes

  1. Bill Benoist /Leadership Heart says:

    Another point about punishing your team is fear from trying again. A team afraid of making mistakes will never grow.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      Exactly. I’ve done that…it paralyzed my team.

  2. Mark Sieverkropp says:

    Love it!! It’s too easy to just rehash the screw ups that people are already aware of!

    I need to do a better job of just keeping my mouth shut! Sometimes I say things without intending to upset someone…but my intent sit what they typically care about. They care about how they feel about what I said…

  3. Joe Lalonde says:

    Jack is always full of wisdom.

  4. Dan Black says:

    Yes, we have to discipline but it should be done with love and care (More care and love than a yelling boss). Great post!

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