The Right & Wrong Way To Talk About Your Mistakes At Work

Jacob Morgan
2 min readFeb 27, 2024

We all make mistakes, but did you know there is a right and wrong way to talk about them at work?

Assuming you have the psychological safety to talk about your mistakes at work…how can you respond to your mistakes in a way that ensures others at work know you are not going to keep making them and actually learn from them. Saying sorry is not enough to instill confidence in your coworkers and ensure you are growing as a leader.

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Jacob Morgan

4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work