Some leaders refuse to admit their mistakes. Instead, they double-down and add another lie to the situation, holding fast to their original position. Sometimes, due to pride, leaders hold fast even with irrefutable evidence that they are lying.
Over the years, I’ve learned that when I make a mistake, my best path to reconciliation is to own the mistake. If I confess that I made an error and ask for the offended party’s forgiveness, it tends to be the quickest route to resolution.
Proverbs 28:13 teaches, “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”
In business, trust is the currency of commerce. If you tend to conceal your mistakes, rather than own them, your reputation will suffer, as will your business.