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Randy Speck

Superintendent , Madison District Public Schools

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Why is it sometimes difficult to admit mistakes and say "I'm sorry"?

Admitting a mistake and then taking responsibility for it is not always easy and is sometimes not found in leadership. Why is that?

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  • Mar 4 2012: Everyone has a certain amout of self dignity. When you say "sorry" to someone that you think is of lesser status of you, it makes you feel socially downgraded. Also, everyone's got a bit of pride. Its hard to swallow your pride and to admit that you were wrong. No one likes to admit they are wrong. Too stubborn.

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