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Sometimes you take a worthwhile risk at work and you mess up. And that’s fine, you’re simply Failing Up. It’s a necessary component of being amazing at your job.

But what if somebody else screws the pooch?

When a co-worker messes up, it’s no excuse for you demean him. When you play big, you play graciously. At the risk of being trite: If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.

If you can’t correct them or help them in a sweet way, shut your mouth. If you absolutely must say something, say it in a constructive way. No good will come from making your co-worker feel like a bonehead. It’s not good for the team or the company, let alone for your professional relationship.

Be the office sweetheart, not the office douchebag.

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