When Leaders Make Mistakes
Now what do you do?
by Joseph Alte, Special to Beliefnet
As a general rule, important people avoid apologizing. When the opinion polls force them to, they usually equivocate on the details. “Mistakes were made,” somehow, by someone. “Other people do worse, but I guess I was wrong too.” That sort of thing. The Bible presents a very different view. In fact, one could say that a willingness to admit mistakes was a hallmark of those God chose to lead His people.