Resisting Temptation to Blame Others

Don’t find fault, find a remedy – Henry Ford . Entrepreneurs could learn a lot from this statement.

In a blame-rich rather than solution-oriented culture, leaders (mostly political) often seek out whom to accuse of problems rather than finding solutions. This sometimes extends to poorly run companies with unhealthy culture and negative management practices.

In reality, it should be acceptable for leaders to hold people accountable for their performance. However, it is not wise to continually blame others for problems. Entrepreneurs have to take responsibility for the issues facing their business and teach their managers to do the same.

More importantly, blaming others or even accepting responsibility does not solve the problem. Entrepreneurs need to create a culture where finding solutions or remedies to issues takes precedence over blame. Such a positive culture allows people to readily accept responsibility for decisions without having to face ridicule.

Do the Right Thing by creating a solution-oriented culture in your company and incorporating that in your Mission.

Ravi Patel

www.patelCFOservices.com

Making Mistakes

People make mistakes! Great inventions and discoveries were inspired by mistakes. Entrepreneurs also make mistakes, so their tolerance towards their employees making mistakes is expected.

Entrepreneurs should create a business culture that does not penalize people from thinking outside the box and making mistakes. A company cannot grow if no one takes risks just to avoid making mistakes.

Making mistakes is acceptable if it is during the process of trying new methods or ideas. However, it is essential to learn from these mistakes and prevent future occurrences. People grow by learning from their mistakes.

An employee that keeps on making the same mistake again and again despite training, coaching and direction should be dealt with. This situation is no longer is a process of learning but a performance issue. It ultimately hurts the company and people.

Making a mistake is acceptable. Not learning from that mistake is bad; making the same mistake repeatedly is worse.

Ravi Patel

www.patelCFOservices.com

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