How To Recover Quickly From A Bad Decision

Leadership is full of failures. Successful leaders learn to recover quickly from wrong decisions.

Vincent Vicari
3 min readJan 15, 2023
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The fundamental responsibility of leadership is decision-making. That’s what leaders do, they decide things and others implement those decisions. Decisions are important, they guide the organization and team.

But, let’s be real, no one gets each decision right. Just like a starting pitcher in baseball hopes to throw more strikes than balls, leaders hope to make more right decisions than not.

The problem with wrong decisions is, however, we don’t know they’re wrong until after implementation.

Others looking from the outside may know it’s a wrong decision before we do, but we’re not always privy to those opinions.

Like parenting, when we see our 3-year-old climbing on the couch preparing to take flight off the arm of said couch….we know where this is going.

Leadership is complex because of the consequences of outcomes. We fear wrong decisions, but we know they will happen.

So how do we pivot and move forward?

Recovering From Wrong Decisions



Vincent Vicari

Writings on Personal Development, Leadership, and Creativity.