Falls from grace can be dramatic. The higher we are in an organisation the more catastrophic the results are when we make mistakes.
I try to make no judgments in working with leaders. I know how much courage it takes to lead boldly. Sometimes we get it wrong. Better to try and to have failed, than never to have tried, someone once said.
The key to success and to failure lies in our hands. Judgments, even when they are fair, may close us down and stop us discovering where we went wrong and how we can put things right.
Of course we are publicly accountable and rightly so. But we each value one totally confidential person who will listen and understand, without passing judgment.