When’s the last time you screwed up and owed someone an apology? It’s probably fairly recently.
We all mess up and hurt those we care about and lead. I know I’ve needed to apologize recently.
That’s not to say I’m perfect at apologizing. Oh, no! Far from it. I’m not even good.
Ask my wife and she’ll probably tell you that I suck at apologizing. (But that’s a discussion for another time and also a reason I’m writing this post)
Frankly, I’m not good at apologizing. Words fumble out of my mouth and they don’t even sound like an apology.
But I was reading Chris Brogan’s book The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth: Entrepreneurship For Weirdos, Misfits, And World Dominators and came across a section that made me pause and think.