Leaders make mistakes, Petraeus said before we knew his

11/11/2012 | Daily Beast, The

Shortly before their affair was revealed, retired Gen. David Petraeus was interviewed by Paula Broadwell about his thoughts on leadership. Among the disgraced general's tips: Be willing to admit your failings. "We all will make mistakes. The key is to recognize them and admit them, to learn from them and to take off the rear­view mirrors -- drive on and avoid making them again," Petraeus said.

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