Ways to Recover from a Setback

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The following is a short book preview with ways to recover from a setback contributed by the Ohio State University Leadership Center.

How to be an Even Better Manager: A Complete A-Z of Proven Techniques and Essential Skills (9th Edition)
Michael Armstrong, London: Kogan Page Limited (2014)

Ten ways to recover from a setback:

  • “Learn from what has happened
  • If you have made a mistake, analyze how and why you did so and how you can avoid making it again
  • Accentuate the positive and build on what you know and can do and have already achieved
  • Assess your strengths and work out how you can use them more effectively in the future
  • Assess your weaknesses (but don’t dwell on them) and what you need to do to overcome them
  • Although it is good to assess your strengths and weaknesses, avoid too much introspection – get into action
  • Seek the views of those you respect on what action you should take
  • Be clear about where you want to go and how you are going to get there
  • Enlist support from others in achieving your plans
  • Realize it’s not the end of the world.”

How to be an Even Better Manager is available from the OSU Leadership Center.

Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at the OSU Leadership Center website.

Jim Canterucci

I don't know everything. But I want to. The focus of our firm, Transition Management Advisors, is to develop leadership capabilities to create a championship culture, generate innovation, and successfully lead the resulting changes.

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