Respect Tip: Be Wrong, On Occasion

By | 2017-01-13T13:42:16+00:00 November 1st, 2011|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: , |Comments Off on Respect Tip: Be Wrong, On Occasion

When was the last time you admitted (to yourself or others!) that you were wrong? Most of us like to be right all the time. But is it possible that on occasion we might be wrong and that that might be good for us and our relationships with others?

Being wrong, on occasion is not really the bad thing society would have us believe. It takes a person with a certain amount of humility and a large dose of self-esteem to admit that they are wrong. At work, this can lead to building stronger relationships with colleagues, employees approaching us with new ideas, and even the possibility for creating a more respectful workplace.

Start today

The next time you need to prove how right you are about something, take a step back and think about the following:

  • How do I know that I am right and the other person is wrong?
  • How do I know if I am acting on emotions only?
  • How do I know that my truth is the only truth out there?

And for more inspiration, check out The Art of Being Wrong and The Art of Being Wrong: The Rest of the Story.

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About the Author:

Melanie Sklarz
Melanie Sklarz was the the web content and social media coordinator as well as the lead blog writer for the RespectfulWorkplace.com website. She has a MA in Women’s Studies from the Ohio State University. For more information, visit melaniesklarz.com.