In This Chapter
• Responding to mistakes
• Taking responsibility for mistakes
• Putting your organization’s good above your own
Even highly competent people make mistakes. A bad idea, a carelessly executed strategy, simple immaturity, or lapses of integrity—they’ve all been known to play a part in failures of leadership that damage or sink an organization.
Why do some leaders falter or fail when things go wrong, while others survive and even thrive? The reasons are rarely simple, but they usually relate to the basic principles of leadership: adaptability, integrity, human relationships, communication, and responsibility.
Leaders succeed in the face of failure when they accept responsibility, adapt their ...