Talking about failure

So often we hear stories of success – the big wins, the risks and rewards. We write them on our CVs, we talk about them to colleagues at conferences, they are published in journals and they are the subject of performance and salary negotiations. But if everything goes right, what is there to learn?

Oset Babur suggests that talking about failure is important to the development of leaders. We can learn from one another’s mistakes, guiding our thoughts and ideas in different directions. The age old saying “No point reinventing the wheel” has a lot of merit when it comes to innovation and growth.

Next time you see an opening, why not try sharing a story of when things didn’t go right? Talking about your failures, as well as your wins, can have a powerful impact on team morale and leadership development.

In the meantime, check out Oset Babur’s article below:

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