Tag Archives: failure

When to Begin Anew

“If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” –Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors “Bad shit is coming. It always is in a startup. The odds of getting from launch to liquidity without some kind of disaster … Continue reading

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Successful Failures: When We Want to Succeed but Can’t

by Craig Forman We all want to succeed. So, one of the trickiest decisions in business is knowing when to ‘pull the plug’ on a failing initiative. With so much at stake (employee careers, investor expectations, client needs – to … Continue reading

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Shift Your Thinking to Optimism in the Face of Fear

By Judith E. Glaser Are Your I-Centric Habit Patterns Getting the Best of You? We live in a world of moving targets. Once we get into routines we feel comfortable, and from comfort comes confidence. Yet in a world of … Continue reading

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Loss and Failure,Increasing Your Batting Average at Work

by Richard French The number of youth players in baseball has been declining over the last several years. It’s hard. You hit a round ball with a round bat and it’s a game of attrition and failure. There is no … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful 4-Letter Word

by Larry Lipman How many of you have ever been rejected? How many of you have ever failed at something? How many of you have been told “NO”? Well, there is a way to bounce back quickly. I discovered one … Continue reading

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True Grit. The #1 Predictor of Success Video

Success can seem ephemeral. How do we acquire it?  Does it happen because we’re lucky? Or, because we’ve worked really hard? Or, is it because we’re so smart? Psychology professor Angela Lee Duckworth, who studies the predictors of success, says … Continue reading

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Avoid Proctrastination and Build Team Support

Don’t procrastinate on a decision; let’s face it, we make very few life or death, or irreversible decisions. It’s better to make the decision, execute quickly, validate and learn. The learning from the ‘wrong’ decision can provide further evidence for … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Boost Courageous Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston A working mother who witnesses her boss harassing a co-worker must face the truth and take realistic action. Since this defining moment could affect her livelihood, taking action requires making tough choices. The woman’s courage holds … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs Video on Why You Need to Go for the Ask

Paying it forward or mentoring, is that great concept of spreading the goodness you’ve received when others have helped you. Steve Jobs, the  founder of Apple, is “paying it forward” in this video. He explains why we need to “go … Continue reading

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Revealing Vulnerability, a Courageous Leadership Action

by Sandra Ford Walston Easily distracted by our projections about people’s personalities, we forget to focus on a critical courageous leadership action: revealing vulnerability. While preparing a presentation on courageous leadership for a Fortune 500 company, my client and I … Continue reading

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