What if your spouse had an affair, and came to you with the line, “I take complete responsibility for my actions”? Was that an apology or just an in-your-face challenge? Workers, professional athletes, husbands or wives: people like that don’t get it.
Sure, some would call me hardcore on this topic. I’m not talking about the occasional slip-up at work. I’m talking about the employee that continually messes up and politely accepts responsibility, getting ready to skate off to the next SNAFU. When review time comes around this year, ask yourself a hard question: “Am I getting better at my job, or just getting by?”