Leaders Learn From Failure
Posted by Orrin Woodward on February 16, 2012
What distinguishes the few from the many in leadership? Simply put, leaders learn from failures while most others avoid them. Sadly, when a person avoids failure, he also misses the “teachable moments” needed in order to grow. Chris Brady’s and my #1 Wall Street Journal Best Seller Launching a Leadership Revolution covers the principles of the learning through the Five Levels of Influence.
Surprisingly, the biggest success is typically the one who has been willing to fail the most. For the faster a person can go from principle understood to principle applied, the faster he or she becomes a leader. Indeed, what makes the LIFE community so valuable is the fact that people can learn leadership principles and then apply them within the community for immediate feedback. In other words, the greatest principles of leadership are practically worthless unless a person has a community in which to apply them.
LIFE provides both the leadership principles and a community in which people can practice application. If a person does his best and fails, it isn’t an issue, since everyone is failing and learning continuously. Do you have a community that provides a grace-filled environment in which to apply your leadership principles?
LIFE provides a safe environment to listen, apply, and fail, so a person can ultimately learn how to succeed. What are you waiting for? Aren’t you ready to stop avoiding failures and start learning from them. Here is a video segment describing the process. Sincerely, Orrin Woodward