The question, “What do I do if someone fails?” is totally delusional. Because everybody fails.
Failure is not “if,” but “when.”
Out of failure comes learning, growth and the next iteration.
What if, instead of pretending failure won’t happen, we learn to fail well by:
- treating failure with the reverence it deserves,
- acting with kindness when we fail and when others fail, and
- celebrating who we become next after a fail.
Don’t deny failure, embrace it. Take the sting out of it by facing the reality that failure will and MUST happen.
Treat failure like the normal, wonderful, human ignition process it is.
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Kay Coughlin, CEO and Chief Facilitator of Facilitator On Fire, helps leaders with all five adult generations in today’s workplaces (iGen/Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X-ers and Boomers, and Traditionalists) so they can work together on teams that are higher-performing and happier.
Kay’s individual coaching program, “Jumpstart Coaching“, and “Leading Across Generations” workshops help deans and vice presidents build outstanding teams of all ages (schedule a strategy call here). Her keynote address, “Top Myths of Leading Generations,” is offered to help teams become abundantly successful, together.
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