When a Second Chance is Worth the Risk

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Leaders often fail at letting others fail. But, only perfect people don’t need second chances.

There’s no point in getting up if
trying again isn’t an option.

No second chances:

Leaders – who don’t give second chances – waste potential.

Worse yet, aspirations remain average, when failure isn’t an option. Reaching all goals, for example, means:

  1. Challenges are attainable.
  2. Goals are too low.
  3. Leaders are short-sighted.
  4. Average effort is acceptable.

Those who reach high, fall short.
Fully prepared is too prepared.

Leaders enable reach and fuel passion when they give second chances.

Strategic forgiveness:

Bill Treasurer in, “Leaders Open Doors,” explains, “The essence of a second chance is strategic forgiveness.” When you give second chances people often, “becomes deeply loyal and deeply committed.”

Worth the risk:

Bill explains that second chances are worth the risk with people who:

  1. Made an honest and legal mistake.
  2. Approached the situation thoughtfully and logically but the outcome didn’t work out.
  3. Make mistakes out of ignorance not malice.
  4. Have a long track record of adding value.
  5. Are deeply embarrassed and are likely to retain the lesson.

Consequences:

Second chances and consequences go together. After falling short, higher accountability or more oversight may be appropriate, for example.

Making failure an option doesn’t
mean failure doesn’t matter.

Successful second chances don’t accept mediocrity. They ignite passion for excellence.

When are second chances appropriate? Inappropriate?

How can leaders give second chances without lowering standards?

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