I was thinking earlier today about how in a previous role I had been turned into a scapegoat after someone told me not to do something and then when things went wrong it was turned into that I should have done something.
So much of that was down to my lack of communication. I was aware of issues before they came too large but didn’t do anything. I also failed to properly stand up for myself when I was accused of messing things up.
While I think my ability to communicate has gotten better since those times – probably a decade ago – it is still not good enough. I need to change that, to challenge myself to say those things that I know need to be said.