“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell
If you chose to lead and be a leader, then at some stage and degree you will experience failure both personally and by those whom you are leading. The true test of your leadership will not be the failure but how you respond to that failure. Failure is a powerful tool when seen in the proper perspective. Failure must be seen as a way to get better and to build a better team. It should be something that we learn and grow from; when you focus on learning from the mistake it accelerates growth. Failure is not fatal!
Failure in the light of team. There is nothing more demoralizing and insulting than having someone tell you that your work is inadequate and that person excludes you from rectifying the issue by simply going ahead and facing it themselves. Avoid the impulse to go and fix the problem yourself. When mistakes happen, focus on how you are going to remedy the situation, both for the long and short term. Use a problem solving approach that helps you to work out the causes and put in place systems and techniques that enable it to be avoided in the future.
Remember: Failure is not Fatal!
Character Quality To Develop: Accountability. Accepting responsibility for how you feel after a mistake. When you accept responsibility for your feeling and train yourself to discipline your thinking; you truly empower yourself and move your team forward. Ezra 10:4
Action I will take!