Bernard L. Madoff (pronounced like ‘Made-Off’ with the money) was taken to jail today after pleading guilty to running a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. The Chicago Tribune included these quotes: A contrite Madoff said he was deeply sorry for the Ponzi scheme, which he said began in the 1990s during an economic downturn. He said he […]
Click here to read a surprising tale of forgiveness that was recently featured on NPR. I understand that this improbable pair who have written a book about their journey live in the town in which I practice counseling: Winston-Salem, NC.
News reports indicate that this week, about twelve Vietnam veterans and other protesters picketed the theater Broadway theater where Jane Fonda, 71, is starring in the Broadway play “33 Variations,” In 1988, Fonda admitted to former American POWs and their families that she had some regrets, saying this in a 1988 interview with Barbara Walters: […]
Before Gary Chapman and I wrote The Five Languages of Apology, we surveyed 400 people about what they looked for in sincere apologies. We found that their answers fell into these five categories (we call them ‘apology languages’): Apology Language #1: Expressing Regret “I am sorry.” Apology Language #2: Accepting Responsibility “I was wrong.” Apology […]
Geithner apologizes for not paying $34K in taxes I’ve devised a rating system based upon the book I co-authored with Gary Chapman, The Five Languages of Apology. I gave Geithner’s apology 2.5 stars (out of a possible 5 stars). He got points for expressing regret, accepting responsibility, and making restitution. His acceptance of responsibility was […]
Singer Chris Brown issued an apology Sunday for an incident in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna, hours before last week’s Grammy Awards. According to news reports, Brown was arrested Feb. 8 on suspicion of making criminal threats against a woman and he is free on $50,000 bail. As with most apologies […]
I’d like to recommend http://blog.perfectapology.com/ to my readers. Here is a post they made about my comments last month: As part of our ongoing effort to pass on to our readers the best apology advice on the internet, the Perfect Apology team is encouraging apology experts in the fields of public relations, personal counseling, consumer […]