This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, 2013 ISSN # 1545-8873
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
To ignore or demean failure is to lose a great teacher. Know to expect it, take responsibility for it, learn from it, build competence to prevent the same failure from recurring, and move on.
A person who has not experienced failure has perhaps made brilliant decisions throughout his/her life – or perhaps he or she has lived in mediocrity, not pushing innovative boundaries or trying new ways of doing things. History is full of examples of leaders who have tried mightily and failed – but kept on trying. Here are just a few:
A failure is the perfect time for leaders to emerge and exhibit leadership. Lead a postmortem discussion to learn:
It is important not to play the blame game, but to seek to learn and improve for the future, creating a culture in which planned innovation is expected, even if it may result in a failed attempt.
Reframe failure, and learn from it. There is an upside to everything. Construct a Cause and Effect Diagram and determine the root cause. Take responsibility as a leader of your organization, move it forward through failure to new victories.
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