Good leaders know when they’ve goofed up. Not right away — but eventually, they know. They ask for feedback, pay attention to criticism, and are astute to the things NOT being said.
So what happens when you realize you’ve goofed; when your judgment, behavior, or assumption, was wrong?
A lousy leader does nothing because they are incapable of seeing reality. If they make mistakes, they don’t apologize, because they think apologies are a sign of weakness. That’s why they ultimately fail. They care more about themselves than those they have hurt.
If you’ve been a crappy leader lately, or even have a suspicion that you might be slipping in your purpose, values, or goals, what should you do?
Figure it out and fix it.
Ask for help and fix it.
Make fixing it a priority.
Your integrity is at risk, and more than that, you’re causing pain to other people.