messing up is pretty much guaranteed. owning up is optional.
apologizing for a mistake is hard to do, especially when you were so convinced of your rightness when you made that mistake. it takes a lot of gumption to own up to poor choices.
but it’s amazing how much leadership you can show and how much trust you can gain in the difficult moments when you stand up and say, “that was me. i was wrong, and i apologize.”