Best Practices to Grow Your Consulting Business – Tip # 9 – Fix Mistakes

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The ninth Top Tip from our veteran consultant panel on Best Practices to Grow Your Consulting Business, “If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now” is to Fix Mistakes.

As good as we are, we all make mistakes. It can around one of the people we choose or the product we are delivering. Once you’ve identified the mistake, be quick to correct it, rather than procrastinating. Problems don’t usually go away on their own, as much as we wish they would.

Beating yourself up about it only makes you feel bad. So get past that phase as quickly as you can. And step up to the task to course correct. Map out your plan. Get inputs from others if warranted. And then execute your solution. While it sounds simple, it rarely is. However, it is much better to tackle the problem quickly, address the issue, and then be able to refocus your energies on continuing to deliver and grow your business.

What are some of your best lessons learned from how you have fixed and not fixed mistakes in a timely manner?

About Deborah Siegle

Deb Siegle, Past President of Women in Consulting and Principal of Strategic Marketing Solutions, is an astute marketing leader and strategist with a talent for aligning a company’s products, solutions and messages with the customer’s needs. Deb was named one of the Top Women of Influence in Silicon Valley. She delivers practical and actionable insights to business executives and entrepreneurs. Deb is a recognized consumer and business marketing leader, problem solver and communicator who is an authority in market research, strategy, market and product development, and customer loyalty and experience. Deb is also the former president of Women in Telecommunications (WiT) and has also held leadership positions in other industry associations. Deb holds a M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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