I read a lot of books on military history and on "great" leaders. I read these because I believe that you can learn from the psychodynamics, the "decisioning," the leadership of such people as they face their challenges.
It doesn't matter that what we do in advertising doesn't comparatively add up to a hill of beans. A problem is a problem. A leader is a leader. And a fuck up is a fuck up.
So when you fuck up, what I've learned is you have to man up.
Take your hit.
Learn from it.
And as my friend Fred's father said:"keep learning, keep loving, keep laughing."