My biggest mistakes in leadership…
Failure is inevitable. You’re going to fail! And the great thing is, it’s absostinkinlutely ok!
In Next-Level Life, StratPlan, and coaching, the fear of failure is one of the biggest issues I see with so many clients. It’s my belief that most of our population is afraid of failing.
In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath talks about how most parents, when seeing their child’s report card of all A’s and one D, would totally focus on the D.
Why? Because we aren’t okay with failures, we struggle with failure.
In other words, if their child was an incredibly talented artist but was struggling in english, instead of pushing toward their talent, they would focus more on the weakness. That is beyond ridiculous! Failure is one of the greatest teachers for the person who’s able to receive it. Without it, we have to trust that we KNOW everything to be successful in every situation. The truth is, we don’t!
That’s an example with kids…but what do we do as adults and as leaders, we get D’s and F’s on our report cards? When we drop the ball at work, or make a big mistake in leadership?
Today, we’re going to talk about how to handle mistakes in leadership.
I have made MANY mistakes in leadership.
There are 2 that come to mind as the biggest mistakes I’ve made in leadership…and I did something about it.
Here’s the 4-step process to turn your mistakes (and your team’s mistakes) into growth.