“Failing forward” what does that mean?

Part 6: Failing Forward Learning to fail forward means we also try to avoid unnecessary failure. Therefore, we focus on our strengths. Great leaders and high-achievers operate from a position of strength and so enjoy a lower rate of failure than those working in areas of weakness. God uniquely designed us with specific gifts, skills […]

“Failing forward” what does that mean?

Part 5: Failing Forward If we want to fail forward, we must have the proper response to rejection. Great leaders and high-achievers do not base their self-worth on their performance. They have a healthy self-image that’s not determined or dictated by external events. Great leaders reject the rejection of others. We also do not point […]

“Failing forward” what does that mean?

Part 4: Failing Forward Have you heard of Albert Einstein? He encountered academic failure. One headmaster expelled Einstein from school and another teacher predicted he would never amount to anything. Einstein even failed his entrance exam into college. But failure did not stop Albert Einstein from theorizing. What about Michael Jordan, the basketball legend? He […]

Meekness is Not Weakness

Real Power does not need to exert itself for its own gain, or to prove itself right or powerful. Influence for the good of others is Real Power. Holding back on the use of power for the benefit of others is a tricky balance. There is real need for wisdom to understand when (and when […]

“Failing forward” what does that mean?

Part 3: Failing Forward There are many benefits to “Failing Forward.” You will be trusted. When you are trustworthy you build stronger relationships at home, in community and at work. You will develop a good reputation and your circle of influence will grow. You will learn from your experiences. When you own your own actions […]

“Failing forward” what does that mean?

Part 2: Failing forward Think about almost any great person that you admire. Think about great world leaders, athletes, artists, inventors, scientists, business leaders and innovators. What do Vincent Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, Jack Ma, Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Bill Gates, LeBron James, and many […]

“Failing forward” what does that mean?

Part 1: “Failing forward” what does that mean? I thought no one likes to fail. Growing up I hated to lose. I feared failure. When I lost, it did not bring out the best in me. Often, after failing a test of losing a game, I would get angry or mad or want to give […]

Unicorns and Perfect Employees

As businesses and organizations begin to grow and flourish, the leader’s most challenging obstacle becomes recruiting talented people. Some of the most painful experiences of leadership come when we hire the ‘wrong’ people. We end up continuing to do their work, while losing profitability. Our client’s most stressful situations are always around the issue of […]

Learning Styles

Learning-style theory begins with Carl Jung (1927), who noted major differences in the way people perceived (sensation versus intuition), the way they made decisions (logical thinking versus imaginative feelings), and how active or reflective they were while interacting (extroversion versus introversion). Isabel Myers and Katherine Briggs (1977), who created the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and founded […]