I am sorry. 

just say it and keep moving … a sign of self respect…

Consultants Mind

I said this to five different people on Friday. An overly curt email. Late for a meeting. Over-stepping bounds, a little disrespectful of the staffing process. Not bringing an extra copy of a document for signing. Basically, a day of “humble pie”.

My take. When you are doing good work, important work, moving fast, shaking things up, things will get broken. Did I do any of those things to do harm? No. Was any harm done long term? No. Do I regret some of my actions. Yes, slightly. Am I going to brood on them, no.

I made 3 of the apologies directly and publically. I will make my rounds on Monday and apologize to 2 more people. Maybe I am superficial, but I find apologizing the fastest, most effective way to move on. I make mistakes. I am sorry. Let’s trust each other and keep doing good work.

Advice…

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About redahojeij

Extensive international experience in the pharmaceutical industry in General Management, Sales and Marketing, in mature and emerging Markets across Europe, Middle East and North Africa. > + 25 years of experience in a Fortune 50 global pharmaceutical Company, developing business, sales potential, new opportunities, people and organization structures across a wide range of emerging and mature markets in EMEA. Founded KALEMA Consulting to provide services in Executive Business Coaching and Consulting, for Business Executives wanting to improve performance and effectiveness in face of existing business challenges in International mature and emerging markets Double Education background, Business and Science. Tri-lingual (English, French and Arabic)
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