This article was originally published on Forbes.
- When you blame others, you give up your power to seize the opportunity and improve the situation.
- “The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned.”
Your career is not going to be rosy all the time. At one point or another, your project will fail, you won’t hit your sales goal, you will run over budget or you won’t be able to deliver a product on time. You will have problems and bad news to deliver.
Stop stressing, and focus your energy on how to handle the bad news. Change your mindset. Consider bad news as a bump in the road, not a dead end. Leverage this opportunity to look like a leader. Here are seven tips to deliver bad news like a pro and set yourself up for success: