Taking action may seem risky, but doing nothing is a bigger risk
The above quote from the book QBQ written by John Miller goes back to my thoughts on mistakes. Many managers do not like mistakes from subordinates as the mistakes might relfect negatively upon the manager. As a leader in the corporate world and in the non profit world I always felt that mistakes of commission were tools for leaning while mistakes of ommission meant that nothing had been done and therefore no leaning took place.
It is far better to make a mistake doing something than to make the mistake of doing nothing.