I have been watching the news lately, as I set up my two new blogs (Leadership Bulletin & Youth Pastor’s Unite). I have noticed the two U.S. presidential candidates have many mis-steps. Overall their popularity is so low and staggering it confounds me.
While I am looking forward to seeing the outcome of this race and I do have my own opinion toward each of the candidates, I wanted to take a moment and write this article about mis-steps.
We all make mistakes and have great mis-steps. Our presidential candidates have mis-steps almost daily and we do not seem to see anything more than denial and the complete ignoring of these mis-steps; they pretend like they never happened.
When leaders have a mishap / mis-step it is important to realize what has taken place and take responsibility for these mistakes. The words, “I’m sorry” may be uncommon anymore, but taking responsibility for our own mistakes shows maturity.
If you have any type of failing in your leadership, simply follow my format that I stated above:
(1) Realize you made a mistake
(2) Take responsibility for the mistake
Your followers will appreciate it and see the value of maturity in your leadership.