It sounds odd, but I have had few truly negative experiences. Whether a misfortune of my own or that of someone else, a lesson has presented itself. Some lessons were instant while others took years tempered by maturity to be understood. Leadership is no different. I have had truly great leaders to emulate but have learned more from the shortcomings of leaders who were not so great. Even their negative experiences eventually provided a positive outcome for me, even if they are still learning from them. Mindlessly stating “forgive and forget” yields no advancement. Forgiving benefits most; forgetting benefits few.