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Looking for a sample apology letter? Great! You're in the right place. Our free apology letter template helps leaders who find themselves in the sometimes sensitive position of needing to apologize to a client, a peer, or a team member.
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Timing is critical when making a thoughtful and meaningful apology.
Experienced leaders understand the importance of making an effective apology as soon as possible after the offense has taken place.
Rather than waste precious time worrying over what has just transpired, you should take immediate action to acknowledge and remedy the situation so that both parties can more quickly and effectively move forward. It's in everyone's best interest to quickly get back to the important task of leading your business to success.
Don't make the mistake of thinking leaders shouldn't apologize. Everyone is capable of making a mistake. The difference between great leaders and others is that when a leader makes an error, he quickly takes ownership of it and works quickly to resolve the situation. Apologizing in a mature and professional way earns the leader respect and credibility in the eyes of the team.
"Making a sincere apology is a test of character, and an example of leadership."
Whenever possible, make your apology in person. If distance is an issue, pick up the phone so you can talk one-on-one. Then, following up with a letter will send a clear signal that you meant every word of your verbal apology.
Our free sample apology letter can be used as a template for delivering your apology in a thoughtful and effective manner.
Whether you have hurt someone's feeling; missed a deadline; failed to attend a meeting; broken confidentiality; performed your work poorly; offended a customer or produced an inferior product - our free sample apology letter helps you to set the record straight for a fresh start.
- Jim Rohn
Here are some quick tips to ensure success with your apology letter.
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