Spot the mistakes contest!
Mistakes? I know I've made a few. Some of them are sloppy, my spell-checker doesn't catch everything! I'm very appreciative of any feedback, even if it doesn't seem to be put to use, you can rest assured that if you hear back from me, that I've put your keen insight onto one of my many check-lists.
I'm also spending a good portion of this month learning from past oversights, and establishing better responses. My number one strategy in all of this?! Being humble! If I'm having trouble in my interactions with others, the number one thing I'm committing to doing, is looking at myself.
It can be a slow process, but I'm learning a lot. I'm finding more and more, that when I make a request which isn't followed, I might not have been clear, or didn't illustrate the importance my request had in relation to the big picture.
While I can really geek out on organizational policy, I'm a lot more clear that policies can easily be overlooked in moments of grief. I see that the most important action I can take is to be vulnerable in sharing my blunders to deepen my relationships with others. When I do this, it's going to make it more comfortable for everyone to express concerns as the moment unfolds.