I have been fascinated with a number of quotes and principles regarding leadership and what happens when leaders fail to be trustworthy.
One primary thought expressed by John Maxwell, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”
On more than one occasion I have heard various news reporters express the idea of accountability. Specifically, one analyst expressed that what leaders need to do when mistakes are made is to confess the mistake, take responsibility, and let the chips fall where they may.
What happens when leaders fail?
Leaders will experience failure and make mistakes. How leaders strategically maneuver during these times determines the level of trust from those who follow.