Leadership Life
3 GREAT TIPS TO LEADERS : FOR RESPONDING TO FAILURE
August 11, 2012
0
, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Everyone reacts differently to failure: some immediately accuse others while some take the heat themselves, even if undeserved. Next time you and your team fail, resist the temptation to place blame. Take these three steps instead:

  • Think before you act. Don’t respond immediately or impulsively. Doing so can make matters worse. Take the time to consider several possible interpretations of the event and how you might react.
  • Listen and communicate. Never assume you know what others think. Gather feedback and then explain your own actions and intentions.
  • Search for a lesson. Mistakes happen. It may be that you’re to blame, someone else is, or no one is. Create and test hypotheses about how and why the failure happened to prevent it from happening again.

Adapted from “Managing Yourself: Can You Handle Failure?” by Ben Dattner and Robert Hogan.

About author

Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

Related items

/ You may check this items as well

IMG_0668

what is the master strategy used by smart talent

to Protect your Energy what do you do.? what I had...

Read more
17457848_1306041326156012_3385561942872050100_n

what Tiger woods story teaches us about life.

It is not only an achievement but something more t...

Read more
1 (14)

WHAT 3 THINGS ARE READY TO HELP YOU FOR YOUR TRUE SUCCESS.

The top myths, you think are helping you succeed b...

Read more

There are 0 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

47

Leadership blogs

Powered by InvespCRO Research