Lessons Learned in 2016

The People Centric team reflects on 2016.

By People Centric Team

Jan 17 2017 at 9:01 a.m.


Over the course of a year, lots of things can happen. Organizations suffer many wins and, unfortunately, many losses. However, no matter the outcome, it is crucial for people to reflect on the year and learn from the triumphs and mistakes that happened. Our team at People Centric spent some time reflecting on our 2016 and the valuable lessons we learned.

Ask for it

You won’t get what you don’t ask for, so take a risk, speak up and make the most of your opportunities.

Accept help from others

Sometimes you need to lean on people and what they’re great at so you can be great too.

Count your blessings

It’s easy to forget where you came from, so take time to acknowledge and celebrate your progress.

Constantly reinvent yourself

The investment on clarifying your mission and purpose and finding ways to get better is worth it.

Don’t ask for more responsibility, act more responsibly

If you are trying to move “up,” act like you are already there. 

Leaders impact culture in times of crisis

When things go wrong, the reaction of a leader has a huge impact on culture. 

You can be right and still lose

You can do all the right things and sometimes the outcome might not turn out in your favor. It’s OK. Don’t beat yourself up.

Great leaders are willing to do the small things

The most effective leaders are willing to pick up the trash, make coffee and get their hands dirty.

So, what have you learned?