In this series of posts, we’re exploring what teams need from their leaders. These are the leadership qualities that attract and retain quality team members. They are skills that can be developed with intentional effort – and they will be worth the effort.
Number Three – The Freedom to Fail
Teams form and come together for many reasons, but one of the most common ones is this: they want to win. Success might be defined in terms of sales numbers, awards, or transformed lives, but regardless of the definition, the desire is the same. They want to do well.
In order to do succeed, you must learn how to handle failure.
No person, team, or organization will execute perfectly one hundred percent of the time. The ones who value continual improvement will have a system for processing mistakes, missteps, and misunderstandings. Everyone will make a mistake; not everyone will learn from that mistake.
When a leader embraces failure as a necessary part of success, it creates an environment where people are willing to stretch, experiment, and take risks. Will there be times when someone will stretch too far? Yes. And those times can be painful. But there will also be times when a risk will result in a home run.
Experience and Background
- 25+ years of senior leadership experience
- masters in business administration (mba)
- presenter at the WFX National Conference
- former president, Church Planters of the Rockies
- helped start 2 for-profit tech companies
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