The psychiatrist Thomas Szász said, ‘The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget’. Forgiveness is a rebirth of hope, a move towards the future. Once forgiving begins, dreams can be rebuilt. And although forgiving doesn’t change the past, it permits the construction of a new future. As Gandhi, Mandela, and other truly great leaders have shown us, forgiveness is what characterises a leader of real spiritual and emotional maturity.
Forgive…grant forgiveness and seek hope in a new future for yourself and your team. Doing so is within your power, and modeled by your teammates.