Some managers are hampering the next generation of leaders because they are not taking the time to teach them. Letting employees fail is key to growth.
Posts Tagged: failure
This notion of a high tolerance for failure honestly does not make any sense. We become educated, get training in our jobs and search for a mentor so that we can be successful in our careers. Companies and governments do not hire employees to fail.
Being honest about your failings can lead to a better interview and a better job.
May we be less terrified and more inspired as we dance into our future.
History is littered with tortured souls who found meaning in failure. Whether a learning disability, job setback, psychological disorder or family loss, they somehow managed to direct their lack of advantage into success. The secret to their achievements? They embraced adversity through resiliency.
Nobody likes to fail, but it’s only by dizzying leaps of faith that test your skills (and your character) that we can grow as humans. And sometimes? Sometimes we miss the mark. Some risks backfire embarrassingly, while others backfire so spectacularly you might be fooled into thinking you’ll never recover. (But you will!) If you’ve… Read more »
There’s a lot of talk about innovation in the federal government, and with it comes talk of failing fast. The two go together in a useful, integrated way, but I hear little discussion of what either concept means. At least not in terms that managers can use. A definition of innovation I like is doing… Read more »
Throughout high school, I played baseball for the Liverpool Warriors. Wearing number 9, I was part of a tight knit group. Many of us had been playing baseball together since little league, so we were all close friends that had essentially grown up together. I’ve got a lot of great memories from my time playing… Read more »
Who says your failures can’t lead to success? Employers it seems. We are fond of saying, “Failure is not an option.” And, “when it’s rough, the tough get going.” That may be a positive result of the United States unemployment situation and lagging economy. Today’s unemployed may have failed in nailing a specific job or… Read more »
This post originally appeared on cpsrenewal.ca. Last year Nick and I went down a long rabbit hole on the idea of the faceless bureaucrat (see: Embracing Authenticity Means Embracing Complexity). There’s a maxim that bureaucrats are rightly anonymous, in that it facilitates professional, non-partisan advice, but I’ve been wondering if the foundations on which that… Read more »