Bosses surveyed said they fear looking weak or incompetent if they admit failure, but the study showed the opposite. When a boss doesn't own up to something he's done, his employees quit trusting and respecting him.
I imagine there are many employees who lose their bosses respect for the same reason.
It's part of our fallen human nature to protect our ego.
Children do it all the time when they avoid punishments by lying. And my husband and I have often commented about how much time we'd shave off disagreements if we dropped our preliminary self-defense arguments.
"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves..."
1 John 1:8
When we confess our sins, we don't show weakness of character, we show strength. It's good for our hearts and reputations.
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