5 mistakes managers often make
“I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.”
One of the hardest parts of being a manager is the stage on which we stand when we make mistakes!
Similar to being on Broadway on opening night, a manager’s mistakes are often on public display for all to see. The blunders are not hidden in the wings, barely out of sight of the audience. No…they are there, under the spotlight, for the whole world to see.
While staff and patients are “human,” and therefore we expect the slips, errors, gaffs, and prat falls, a manager’s errors are well performed and choreographed – one might even say – they are created in a saga of missteps and ignorance throwing off the flow of the play.
These mistakes are easy to see coming, like a bad punch line of a joke, but you still do it! Some say that it is not such a bad thing to make mistakes, because that is how you learn, but I would say that it becomes a bad thing if you do not learn from your mistakes and only continue to enact them over and over.
So what are the five most common mistakes managers make?