Great Leaders Apologize When They’re Wrong

Jake Wilder
5 min readOct 12, 2022

It’s a Sign of Strength

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“If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically,” said Dale Carnegie, offering some of the best advice that almost everyone ignores. Apologies are a rare occurrence in today’s organizations. People tend to associate saying they’re sorry with admitting weakness. They think it will sacrifice their credibility and cause people to think less of them.

Jake Wilder

I don’t know where I’m going. But at least I know how to get there.