It’s ok not to know the answer to something.
The question is how do you react to a problem when you don’t know it?
You can either admit that you don’t know the answer or you can make it up and act like you know the answer. Some people confuse the respectful thing to do here. Some people believe that pulling the answer out of your butt is the better thing to do. Only a few people get that it’s better to admit that you actually don’t have the answer. A lot happens in that moment when you admit your mistakes, where you need help and your weaknesses to a team of people that you work with day in and day out. That’s where vulnerable trust happens with a team. You and your team won’t be able to have real trust until everyone can admit their weaknesses and be open and honest with each other. And since every relationship is built on trust, I would tell you to start here…
Humility goes a long way.
Everyone around you needs that.
It’s ok not to know.