It's never easy to admit you've made a mistake, but it's a crucial step in learning, growing, and improving yourself. Writer and speaker Scott Berkun's new essay collection, Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds, examines, among other things, how to learn from your mistakes.
The gist: Humor is a great psychological tool to get and keeping people on your side. Use it wisely, and use it often-especially when you screw up. Everyone makes mistakes. But what makes one mistake forgivable and another not? You've probably seen plenty of instances where big mistakes were ignored.
All leaders make mistakes. To be human means to mess up once in a while. But the difference between good leaders and great ones lies in how they handle those mistakes. What are you modeling to those around you when you make a mistake?