Monday Tip: Make an apology

The Chief Happiness Officer's monday tipsIs there an apology you should’ve made, that you’ve been postponing? Make it this monday.

Apologizing at work is a hugely important skill. A well-timed, sincere apology is a great way to resolve conflicts, to enhance learning and to move on from difficult situations.

So if you’ve recently made a mistake, annoyed someone, spoken to harshly, etc. take the chance and apologize right now.

The Chief Happiness Officer’s monday tips are simple, easy, fun things you can do to make yourself and others happy at work and get the work-week off to a great start. Something everyone can do in five minutes, tops. When you try it, write a comment here to tell me how it went.

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7 thoughts on “Monday Tip: Make an apology”

  1. Hi Alex, Your tips are excellent. I recently made an apology letter to someone and felt very light after that. Keep up your good work. Viji

  2. I apologized to a supervisor about my behavior in our last meaning. I said things that I should not of said.
    Her response to me was, I accept your apology but you need to work on your behavior problems. Now I am even more upset.

    I was shocked with her response.

  3. i should be apologizing to my boss….i shouldve aplogized 5 monhs ago, but man, she is a very ridiculous boss and has no idea how to do her job AND disrepected in front of my coworkers in such a way, that i am still apalled by it. I already called HR with my situation but i have no idea if anything has come from it. she made 2 remarks at me, personally, in front of coworkers, and im still upset about it. it was embarressing and yes, she has apologized for it, but she is not sincere about it. i know she’s not, because i still hear her making comments about me to other people. so i made a personal decision to walk into work, and not talk to anyone. if they approach me, i respond, but to work with a bos (and other ppl) who do nohting but gossip at work, i just make a personal decision to remove myself from the situation. my boss told me then i had an attitude and it’s insubordination???? i looked that up in the dictionary and I must say, i do not deliberatly disobey my boss. i just dont talk to her. is that insubordination? even if i am still doing my job? i want to apologize, just because i know it’s right, but i dont want to talk to her about anything else but work after. i just can’t befriend someone who is such a gossiper.

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