8. Come clean on your mistakes. With a flood of new information and procedures to process, you're bound to make a mistake here and there. Whether you're a newly hired executive or entry-level employee, you should tackle errors at the same pace: immediately. "No matter what, you need to address the issue head on … I always think honesty is the best policy," Hawley says. Then, she says, "Figure out how to correct it and ensure it never happens again."