Posts Tagged: failure

FAILFaire: Embracing, Celebrating, and Learning from Failure in Government – May 7

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt But all too often in government, another famous sayingRead… Read more »

Top Ten Mind Barriers to Maximizing Leadership-Business Performance — Part I

It’s time to take the next evolutionary step on the path of leadership-business success. While the step seems obvious, as many have noted common sense is often quite uncommon. More than ever organizations and businesses need to initiate new and varied approaches to connecting and collaborating with their customers and employees, especially by proactively solicitingRead… Read more »

#DonationFAIL! Why Bing Got Blasted and What Gov Can Learn

In the wake of the recent disasters in Japan, many organizations used Twitter to raise donations for the relief effort overseas. However, Microsoft’s Bing pledged $100,000 and received a lot of criticism for their generous pledge. On March 12, Bing tweeted “How can you #SupportJapan? For every retweet, @bing will give $1 to Japan quakeRead… Read more »

Failure really is a good thing

There is a really good conversation that was started the other day by Stefan Lindegaard, an open innovation leader who I follow and get strong value from. It was about failure and the value of failure with a focus on both engaging interested parties in a dialogue and coming up coining a phrase (failsourcing, amongRead… Read more »

What is IT “Success”?

We consistently read about IT “Failure” and how much it costs organizations each year, but how often do we actually read about IT “Success”. What is IT success? How do we know when we have achieved it? Why is it so elusive? To read the full article go to

Failure: The Most Important, Undiscussed Element of Gov 2.0

I just experienced an embarrassing failure. Or did I? This afternoon, I was scheduled to appear by Skype to speak on the topic of Gov 2.0 leadership. Two hours prior to the event, the onsite tech guy and I tested the connection and it worked perfectly. We could see and hear one another and theRead… Read more »

Why Does Anybody Play Chess?!!

So there’s this little chess gadget, wherein a user can play a computer opponent… I have probably played a thousand times on the “easy” level and I have won exactly one time. And yet, I keep trying…. In frustration I rhetorically blustered “Why on earth does anybody play this game?!!!” Really, sometimes the computer beatsRead… Read more »