Admitting and Correcting Mistakes

Anyone who does anything important necessarily makes mistakes occasionally. This fact needs to be faced and held up to the light in every organization.

The leader who does make a mistake can insure strong and growing support by admitting the mistake as soon as it is obvious that it is one, apologizing for it, and helping to undo any bad effects from it.

Leaders often fear that if they admit to having made a mistake, they will weaken their support, but, in practice, frank admission of a mistake and skillful correction of the situation bring much additional support.

Harvey Jackins

From page 157 of The Reclaiming of Power

(Present Time 190, January 2018)

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