Southwest Airlines blogged a list of things to do to prepare yourself for becoming a flight attendant.
The post is not laugh-out-loud funny, at least not to me, but it speaks to me that a large company like Southwest is willing to poke fun at itself.
You will be hearing soon about how we made a big mistake with a client’s email list, and then turned it into the most profitable event in their history. People make mistakes. That is okay. As long as you fix it and don’t do it again.
3 steps to being human:
1. This week, admit a mistake to a client, a coworker, your boss, whoever. Not something big and fancy. Just a “yeah, I could have done that better.” It helps keep the ego at bay.
2. Discuss your limitations with someone. Talk about how you can team up with people to achieve what you can’t do alone because you are limited. Don’t wait for others to ask for help. Admitting that you need help can make it easier for others to ask for help.
3. Tell someone you appreciate them. Not with any motive in mind, just to say thanks.