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What mistakes have you made while being a leader for a group in the past? How have you learned from them?
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Mistakes - problably not delegating enough... Doing things too much on my own at first... But realizing that delegating production flows more smoothly and gets done faster.
I really don't recall any mistakes I have made as a leader but I would say that one is where I want to help employees who are falling behind in their work. I should really look at the way they are working and try to make them work in a more efficient manner and manage their time more effectively.
Too much angry with my collegues when they are wrong, diplomatic should be .
I did not handle the issue at the time well and made a poor choice in problem solving. I now take an extra moment to come up with a better solution and that is also based on experience.
Getting so involved in a production issue that I lost track of some of the other moving pieces. When these type issues come up the leads have the authority to act on my behalf to keep all aspects of the operation running successfully.
Too much pressure on myself and toouch trust in others. I have learned to allocate the pressures more by being more organised therefor taking the pressure off.
Beeing to demanding and meticulous sometimes.
Delegating Trying to do everything myself I have learned I can not.
What I have learned from the mistake of completing my part of a group project is to always discuss it with the team and share your ideas before completion.
Becoming impaicent with an associate that interrupts, looking at it as an opportunity for the associates growth instead of an interruption of a task at hand.