How to apologise

sorryI came across this apology made by David Pocock, the Australian rugby player. (HT: @ThorsborneMarg)

It’s worth reading the article (it takes about 5 minutes). It’s also worth learning from it.

I like the way that Pocock takes responsibility for his actions. But more than that, I admire the way that he sets a standard for himself that he knows he will be held accountable to – if he transgresses again.

This seems like a humble, genuine apology and a brave declaration about future behaviour. That is truly admirable.

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