Steve Harvey, Miss Universe and Why How You Handle A Mistake Matters

Steve Harvey, Miss Universe and Why How You Handle A Mistake Matters

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The jury is still out for me on Steve Harvey’s ability to help women find lasting love, but he just proved to me (and the world) that he knows how to be true Boss when it really counts.

In case you been disconnected over the last day…let me catch you up. Comedienne Steve Harvey made (most likely) the biggest mistakes in beauty pageant history. The Family Feud host, announced the wrong winner (Miss Colombia) at the conclusion of the Miss Universe pageant AND allowed her to be crowned on stage and in front of millions of live TV viewers.

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He then had to admit that he was wrong, so that the actual winner (Miss Philippians) could be crowned.

It was a tough, tense and embarrassing situation, but Harvey handled it like a class act. He stood on stage and admitted the mistake was his – he misread the cue cards – and apologized to both Miss Colombia and Miss Philippians. He stood in front a packed and seemingly disgruntled audience, millions of viewers and the two women he wronged and said he was sorry. Following the abruptly ended telecast, he personally apologized to Miss Colombia and Miss Philippians again and placed a public apology on his Instagram page.

Miss Universe 3This is a rough situation for Harvey and won’t die down anytime soon (based on the hate-laced comments on his Instagram feed), but it should serve as an example to all the entrepreneurs and young professionals out here, striving to be bosses with a capital “B.” Everyone, including multi-million dollar TV hosts with years of experience, makes mistakes. It’s how you handle those mistakes that show your true character and your true value.

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I tip my hat to Steve Harvey and the positive example he set when he stood up and apologized for his mistake. A true leader knows there is power in being humble and being admitting when you’re wrong. Harvey showed the world that having the courage to say “I’m sorry” in life -as in love- will always set you above the fray.

Maybe his book on love is worth checking out after-all.

à bientôt

Charell Star | Not Just A Girl In A Dress

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