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Failure in Leadership

Why are we talking about Failure?

Well, it’s hard for some of us with strong perfectionist tendencies to admit but, we’ve all failed at one time or another! When things don’t go the way we planned, our response can be one way to demonstrate and develop our leadership abilities. After all, many popular leaders would say that “failure is one of life’s greatest enablers”.  Think about it: if you never failed at anything, you would never be forced to take action to change your path or take advantage of new opportunities. In the end, it’s what you do with failure that defines your character as a leader.

Here are a few articles and a link to some inspiring TED talks about failure to support you to reflect on what failure has meant in your leadership journey.

We’d love to hear your thoughts! We’re calling on all WYSER’s to BE PROUD OF FAILURE!! Share what you have learned from your failures with us on Facebook or Twitter.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2012/08/20/5-things-failure-teaches-you-about-leadership/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/02/habits-of-resilient-people_n_3818652.html

http://blog.ted.com/8-talks-about-learning-from-failure/