Tag Archive: learning from failure

5 Ways to Learn from Mistakes

The dumbest mistake is making the same mistake. Why don’t you put your hand in fire? Because you learned. We’re toast unless we learn from mistakes. Learning from mistakes makes existence possible. “The… Continue reading

7 Reasons Smart People Do Stupid Things

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re not. Don’t be smarter than Socrates who said, “I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.” 7 reasons smart… Continue reading

Thought Leaders – An Unused Pond Stinks

Occasionally, I’m asked if I consider myself to be a thought leader. Some ask how I became a thought leader. Recently, I was asked where the courage to be a thought leader comes… Continue reading

How to Respond Skillfully to the Three Types of Failure

The most instructive moment in organizational life is failure. Success teaches you to repeat things, but responsible failure turns on the lights. 4 things NOT to do when someone fails: Don’t cover your… Continue reading

6 Ways Successful Leaders Think

Only fools plan to fail. Leaders always plan to succeed. Working on plans is working to anticipate and nullify reasons for failure. But, failure happens in spite of plans. There’s more to success than… Continue reading

10 Reasons Leaders Fail, Plus One

“The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” William Pollard 10 reasons leaders fail: Stop learning. Don’t build the team. Can’t collaborate. Won’t adapt.… Continue reading