The manager of the Washington Nationals, Matt Williams, was being questioned by a reporter. The number one question was "Would you do things differently in the National League Division Series playoff games if you had them to do over?" Matt answered with a firm "NO."
I assume the reporter gave him a quizzical look that prompted him to continue: "The only reason you're asking the question is because we lost those games. If we had won, you wouldn't be asking if I had second thoughts."
When you are in a leadership role and your decisions are being questioned, do NOT respond this way!
Williams, whom I generally like, has denied that he made a couple of poor decisions that cost them the games. When he should have used his baseball smarts he relied instead on a preconceived plan ("we always do it this way") that was unrelated to the situation on the field. Even if the Nats had won the games, these were still questionnable decisions. By putting the onus on the reporter, he denies his own responsibility and that weakens his reputation.
Everyone needs to reflect upon their big decisions, whether the outcome is good or bad. The process of analysis is more important than the execution. If you deflect or avoid analysis no matter the outcome, how can you learn to make consistently good decisions in the future?