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5 Steps to Recover from a Workplace Disaster (or What To Do When You Pull an Eastwood)

Originally published on U.S. News & World Report

Clint Eastwood knows a thing or two about bombing. After last week’s widely panned “performance” at the Republican National Convention, he could probably teach a graduate level course on the topic. Thankfully, most of us don’t have to deal with our mistakes being broadcast on national television. But they can feel just as embarrassing. And if we don’t take the appropriate measures, they can potentially cause serious havoc in our careers.

So what is one to do if and when you pull “an Eastwood” at work (meaning you make a bad move that leaves everyone around you scratching their head)? Here are five steps to help you recover.

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2 Responses to “5 Steps to Recover from a Workplace Disaster (or What To Do When You Pull an Eastwood)”

  1. linda says:

    Wow, pull an Eastwood, you just lost all credibility for me.

  2. Chrissy Scivicque says:

    I’m sorry to hear that, Linda. To be clear, this isn’t a political commentary. As a professional speaker, I believe it showed poor judgement to go live on stage in front of millions without any prepared remarks. It has nothing to do with the substance; it’s a matter of performance. Of course, if you don’t agree, I respect that. But I stand firm that, in my opinion, the decision to improv during prime time was less than wise. Even for a brilliant actor like Mr. Eastwood.

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