We know that all leaders are human. They’re frail and they have the ability to fail.
But since they’re in a position of leadership, we overlook the fact that they’re human. And that they can fail.
Realize All Leaders Can Fail
I think the biggest thing we can do when a leader fails is to remember that all leaders can fail. Even those you look up to the most.
When you put leadership failure into the perspective that it could easily have been you, you begin to look at the failed leader in a new light.
He’s you but in a different position. The failed leader made bad choices that led him to a place they never thought they’d be.
Each little step away from the truth leads further and further into a rabbit hole that’s hard to get out of.
Our world is flawed. Ever since Adam and Eve took a bite out of that scrumptious apple, our lives changed.
With that fateful bite, mistakes were brought into the world. And everyone will make a mistake.
However, as leaders, mistakes can be much more costly to us. The Bible tells us that leaders are held to a higher standard.
When a leader falls, the impact of our mistakes go much further than if they were made by a lay-person.
You never realize how far your failures as a leader will reach until you’ve experienced a failure or a leader you know experiences failure. Walking side-by-side, you see the devastation that is left when leaders make poor choices.
How Far Leadership Failure Reaches
Seeing a leader I greatly respected choose to walk in moral failure has been devastating. Not only for myself but for the many people he’s led and influenced through his life.