“There is no better test of a man’s integrity than his behavior when he is wrong.” Marvin Williams
Our culture is very proud. This is true in most, if not, all countries. Perhaps it is “human nature.” Maybe we were born this way.
Whatever we want to think, the concept of being wrong is not a pleasant or acceptable situation for most of us.
We do not want to admit or acknowledge we were wrong. Somehow, the older we get, the more difficult it is to admit.
We often live in denial, develop enemies, strive to destroy the character of others, or become more arrogant.
Yet, it is a simple matter of humility and the thought of today is one that speaks volumes when considering leadership.
Leaders never want to think of themselves as being wrong. Followers, also, do not want to believe that their leaders could be wrong. So, the cycle of pride continues.
Rare is the leader who, when faced with the reality of being wrong, has the integrity to admit they are wrong, accept the consequences, and learn from it to correct the situation.