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"Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time." ~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright

You're not going to go through your entire career without making mistakes. But the important thing, as Shaw pointed out, is that you don't repeat them. You can explore five steps for breaking the cycle with our article, How to Learn From Your Mistakes.

Also, Gibbs' Reflective Cycle, explores a powerful model to help you to learn from your experiences. If you do "drop the ball," find out how to acknowledge it swiftly and effectively with our article, How to Apologize.

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How to Learn From Your Mistakes How to Learn From Your Mistakes

Discover how to spot your errors and improve your performance.

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Gibbs' Reflective Cycle Gibbs' Reflective Cycle

Use this five-step model to help your people to learn from their experiences.

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How to Apologize How to Apologize

Find out how and when to say sorry with sincerity and good grace.

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Stop Playing the Blame Game
Stop Playing "The Blame Game"

Learn how to look for solutions rather than scapegoats when things go wrong.

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Why We Make Mistakes
Why We Make Mistakes, By Joseph Hallinan 

In this podcast, discover why people are so prone to error.

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Making Amends
Making Amends

Go beyond an apology, and learn how to right a wrong.

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Should You Bring Your Dog to Work? Should You Bring Your Dog to Work?

Mind Tools writer Rosie Robinson explores the pros and cons of pet-friendly workplaces.
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Top 10 Learning Theories Top 10 Learning Theories

Everyone has their preferred way of learning. Bob Little explores 10 learning theories, and how they work.
A Final Note

We all make mistakes, and anyone who says otherwise just hasn't been trying hard enough! The crime is not in making mistakes, but in not learning from them.

Next week, you can explore six strategies for passing a probationary period, and watch our new video to find out how to spot the "big picture" opportunities and threats facing your organization.

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James Manktelow (CEO) - Essential Skills for an Excellent Career!
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