How to Deal With Failure (Yes, It's Inevitable)

There are four key phases when dealing with failure; anticipate, recognize, manage, learn. Because failure is inevitable (and also a key component within the leadership continuum), how you deal with each stage will determine how much success will come to your enterprise. 

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How to Anticipate Failure: 

1. Run a "red team exercise" 

2. Set markers

3. Build enforced accountability

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Image by Austin Neill, Unsplash.com

How to Recognize Failure: 

1. Don't cancel accountability meetings

2. Treat data as information

3. Get outside view

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Image by Paul Jarvis, Unsplash.com

How to Manage Failure:

1. Don't procrastinate

2. Separate yourself from 'it"

3. Apply triage principles

4. Make the decision: fix, finish, scrap

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Image by Paul Jarvis, Unsplash.com

How to Learn From Failure: 

1. Have constructive postmortems

2. Learn the lessons

3. Move on

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