Working Conversations Episode 74 :
What to Do When It’s Not Your Fault
Let’s face it – there are times that employees, managers, and even senior executives have to deal with a problems that they didn’t create.
It’s called responsibility.
And the higher your position is in the organization, the more responsible you have.
Recently, I was asked about a common issue for new managers, “What do I do when I inherited an underperforming employee from the previous manager?”
The very first thing out of my mouth was this: “You are not at fault and you are 100% responsible.”
Yes, it’s a difficult situation you need to take charge of even if you didn’t hire that employee. It’s also a test of your leadership skills.
In this episode, I take you through a process to take 100 percent responsibility for a problem, even if you weren’t the one to create it.
You’ll learn step-by-step how to take action to remedy a difficult situation, even if it’s been lingering for years.
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HERE’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DIG INTO IN THIS EPISODE:
1. Why is it your responsibility even if it’s not your fault.
2. What to do when it’s not your fault.
3. The step-by-step process of dealing with a problem even if it’s not your fault.
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