No one is perfect. Every person, even leaders, will make mistakes.
We can all shout “I’ve fallen!”
Can you relate to that cry? The one where you know you’ve done something un-leader like?
Whether it’s a poor choice that cost your company a big deal or a slip-up in your marriage where you hurt your wife’s feelings, mistakes are made on a daily basis.
While we all fall the ending isn’t the same for everyone. Some leaders recover. Other leaders fall deeper into their mistake and never return.
What separates those who are restored and those who can’t seem to gain traction?
I often think back to the commercial for LifeAlert. In the late 80’s and 90’s, there would be an advertisement with an old lady at the bottom of the stairs. She’d fallen and couldn’t get up.