You made a mistake.

Maybe you used an obscenity in a conversation with a coworker

Maybe you were short with someone and had nothing to do with them and everything to do with another situation you’re involved with.

Maybe your anger at not being able to convince someone that they should do what you want got the better of you.

Admit it.

Admitting it to yourself is the first step to rectifying the situation.

You are unprofessional heart someone who may not have deserved what you gave them.

And once you’ve admitted it to yourself, you need to admitted to them, too.

And once you’ve admitted to them, offer them a small token of your desire to reconnect with them.

Order lunch for them one day.

Buy them some chocolates.

Order a book and have it delivered to them.

Whatever it is, admit it and then do something.


We are all under stress. We all make mistakes.

Your leadership and your maturity will be appreciated.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1700 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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