It may seem like Thoughtful Leaders need to be self-sacrificing and focused solely on their teams. While this is partly true, we should never lose sight of ourselves during this process. Failing to monitor our own wellbeing will only result in burnout and unhappiness.
We all make mistakes.
Errors of judgement, misplaced leaps of faith, problems of trust, bad timing, misplaced loyalty, uninformed opinions, wrong assumptions, badly researched bets… Mistakes come in all shapes, sizes and hues.