In previous posts I have discussed how to recover from mistakes. Tom Peters has a great way of putting it, which is to FESS UP FAST!
This is sooo true. I have seen it many times and have experienced it myself. When we are the first ones to call attention to our own blunders, people come to us and offer thier help and understanding. When we try to sweep our mistakes under the carpet, they NAIL US! And rightly so.