When You Are Wrong, Own It!

leadership Mar 21, 2018

None of us like being wrong, let me rephrase that - I hate being wrong, but guess what? I will get it really upside down sometimes. I think my wife believes I have a special gifting in this area, for getting things wrong I mean. If you lead a team, there will be occasions when your team will fail and you will need to step up, at other times all the fault will lay at your feet.

One of the most annoying human foibles is pretending it wasn't our responsibility or trying to deflect the blame, this is wrong on several counts:

  • Everyone knows, so stop pretending
  • It is disrespectful to anyone who was hurt through our actions
  • People lose respect for us
  • People won't trust us in the future
  • If we pretend the problem isn't ours it won't get fixed.

In the news this week we read of how The Arch Bishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has been cross examined over allegations of sexual abuse by clergy. Did he personally carry out any of these terrible things, absolutely not, but he has the big desk and...

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