Deborah Grayson Riegel writes in a Harvard Business Review article how to correct leadership mistakes in a healthy manner. Riegel encourages us to have a conversation with ourselves then with the other parties involved, addressing three parts.
The first part is to “Take Responsibility.”
Years ago, I took an emotional intelligence assessment. One of the painful findings was that I tended to avoid accepting responsibility for my mistakes. I often blamed others. I’ve worked hard to address this flaw.
When wrong, Riegel recommends that you purposely state, “I was wrong,” to yourself and to others.
Leviticus 5:5 says, “When anyone becomes aware that they are guilty in any of these matters, they must confess in what way they have sinned.”
If you make a mistake, take responsibility, then move forward.