Demanding Failure in the Workplace

Posted by Nicki Peasley Share Your Voice

At Dunn and Bradstreet Credibility Corporation, there is a "Failure Wall."  With permanent markers, associates are encouraged to:

1) Describe a time you failed. 

2) State what you learned.

3) Sign your name.

To support this practice, Stibel cites quotes from great leaders like Winston Churchill, "Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

Ahhh, the freedom this approach allows people to create and think outside the box-- without fear of reprisal!  We'd love to see more of this in our corporations and in our schools...

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Small Nicki Peasley I am the CEO of my home, managing a team consisting of a 40 year old, an 11 year old, an 8 year old, and a 6 year old. In my spare time, I am the YOUth development director for Bounce, writing curriculums and working (playing and learning) with elementary and middle school youth.


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