Brag about them. Not to a point of tedium. But let people know you made a mistake. Tell them what you did about it to correct the situation, what resulted, and what you learned from the situation, all with a good-natured tone of voice and facial expression.
Doing that you cause people to relate to you sooner/better as they too have made mistakes but feared telling anyone. You come across as confident not insecure and people like to be around confident. You share the lesson you learned so that you don’t repeat the setback and without “coaching” them you set an example they too can follow.
Contributor: Debra Benton from CEOwhisperer.com