CHANGE OF MIND CAN BE GOOD LEADERSHIP. It is no indication of weakness in leadership to change one's mind on crucial matters. Keeping to a single course or staying with a decision if that decision was bad, or misinformed, or better informed by subequent better information, is no sign of fortitude and strength. Instead, it is a sign of ignorant stubbornness. Staying the course for the sake of saving face at the expense of lives, economic stablity, and integrity is foolish. I respect a leader who changes his/her mind in the face of failing or hurtful directions or policies.