Leaders make mistakes. They make wrong choices. They look back with regret.
What shocks me is the outrage that often follows when a leader makes a mistake.
We seem to forget that all of us make mistakes. That making wrong choices is part of being human. That often making mistakes is the only way to learn.
How do you want people to react to your mistakes?
Do you want them to kick you when you are already lying on the ground? Or do you want them to help you get up again?
Let’s give our leaders the same amount of grace. Because they will continue to make mistakes.
They are no different from us.