A man who knows nothing about music can tell when a musician has messed up. Toddlers can sense when their parents are not in a good mood. Our visage is, in fact, an indication of our mentality.
When we make mistakes as leaders, our natural impulse is to hide, deflect, or shift the spotlight to something else. However, we are frequently unaware that we are losing credibility and respect. People around us are perceptive enough to detect what is going on.
When we own our mistakes and share the lessons we’ve learned, we open up a whole new range of potential within our organisation. We advocate for open culture and accountability.
It is not easy though; our egos prevent us from taking ownership. But we must never give up. Let us continue to try to surmounting ego and accepting accountability.
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