Success is Built on Failure

How you handle failure as a leader sends a clear message to your team, so make sure it’s the one you want.

Failure isn’t what makes people lose trust in you as a leader. Factors such as ownership, transparency and resiliency are what influences trust.

So what do you do as a leader when things go south?

Here are three things that will help get you back on track:

  • Own up to it with your team by acknowledging the misstep
  • Engage them by asking what could have been done better or differently
  • Demonstrate resiliency by moving forward and focusing on the lesson and not the loss

You set the tone for how your team will view and respond to failure.

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