I posted this question to GovLoop’s Facebook, and received the following responses:
Kathleen Schafer It is fantastic! No one is perfect all the time nor should they be. Leadership is not about being flawless, it is about being human, allowing others to be as well, and inspiring everyone to bring the best of themselves to the table and to supporting one another when they aren’t.
Barbara McCarthy Webster Yes! I think leaders gain more respect when they admit they’ve made a mistake or didn’t perfom.
Karla Akmkjian Taking accountability is a great example of leadership!