Failure

Five Questions to Ask Yourself After a Setback

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Guest Post by Paul Sloane Let’s face it. We all fail. As we go through life we have relationships that don’t work out,  jobs that just aren’t right, exams that we flunk, initiatives that don’t succeed. The more new things we try the more failures we are likely to have. In fact, the only way to avoid failure is to do nothing new. The important thing is how we deal with failure. It can be part of a downward slide in which lack of confidence reinforces feelings of inadequacy and incompetence. But experiencing failure can be a learning experience and an…

Five Questions to Ask Yourself After a Setback

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Guest Post by Paul Sloane Let’s face it. We all fail. As we go through life we have relationships that don’t work out,  jobs that just aren’t right, exams that we flunk, initiatives that don’t succeed. The more new things we try the more failures we are likely to have. In fact, the only way to avoid failure is to do nothing new. The important thing is how we deal with failure. It can be part of a downward slide in which lack of confidence reinforces feelings of inadequacy and incompetence. But experiencing failure can be a learning experience and an…

How Can We Do This in a Way That Will “Guarantee It’s Failure?”

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How Can We Do This in a Way That Will “Guarantee It’s Failure?”

Does your team ever experience “Brain Freeze?”  You ask your team to think with you about all the items essential to the “Success” of the BIG GOAL/PROJECT you are working on and suddenly it appears that the whole team has just drank an “ICEE” way too fast! Here is a question that will “Melt” that “Brain Freeze” and turn that “ICEE” into a “Hot Drink:” How can we do this in a way that will “Guarantee It’s…