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Admitting Mistakes

The Art of Being Wrong

James Marks | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
James Marks

Years ago, there was a guy on my staff the rest of the team absolutely hated. I defended him, and wouldn't let them fire him. It went on for months, causing friction between my best people and myself. Their complaint was that he was lazy, sloppy, and they were having to do his work over again. Pretty straight forward reasons, right? So what was the problem?

I'm a Crappy Dad

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Christian Piatt

My son, Mattias, is a charmer. As introverted and crowd-averse as I am, he feeds off the energy of a group. His uncle Matt calls him "Slumdog Millionaire" because he's convinced that, if you dropped him in the middle of Calcutta, he'd be running the joint inside of six months.

Why Love Means Never Waiting for Someone Else to Say They're Sorry

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

Given our propensity for hurting each other -- usually inadvertently through our clumsiness or our being inconsiderate -- getting good at apologizing should be standard-issue emotional equipment for membership in the human race. And it is. Any one can do it.

Now Obama Must Lead Democrats and the Nation

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Yes, President Obama inherited a mess. But it is unacceptable that in the third year of his presidency he still blames his predecessor and does bus tours to promote jobs programs that do not exist.

Vulnerability Management: Required Course for Leaders?

Birute Regine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Birute Regine

How you deal with vulnerability has a lot to do with defining your character and leadership style. If leaders and managers deny their vulnerability, what does that say about their effectiveness and ability to learn from mistakes?

Why Some People Don't Learn From Their Mistakes

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Because of what's called the actor/observer difference, it's easy for Alan Greenspan to look back over his 19 years at the Fed and see all the factors that played a role in screwing things up, and harder for him to see his own role in it.