Tag Archive: fear of failure

How to Say Yes to New Ideas Without Going Nuts

The trouble with new ideas are the ones that didn’t work. But, organizations that consistently kill new ideas drive nails in their own coffins. The bondage of old ideas is they worked, once. The issue… Continue reading

The Ten Principles of Permission-Giving

I’ve been asking permission all my life. I raised my hand, in first grade, to ask Mrs. Goodwin for permission to use the restroom. One finger meant I had one thing to do.… Continue reading

10 Secrets to Moving Forward While Falling Short

Image source Those who can’t fall short can’t move forward. The pursuit of excellence requires imperfection. Steps toward excellence are always inadequate. The nature of moving forward is you’re always falling short. Excellence… Continue reading

Dealing with Your Doubts

Image source Doubt, contrary to popular opinion is useful. Leaders with doubts are wiser than those with none. Doubt asks, “What could go wrong?” Self-doubt says, “I could be wrong.” Only fools have… Continue reading

David, Goliath, and Cows Looking at new Gates

Dairy cows walk the same path, following each other. The grass wears away. The ground grows hard. They know where to go. Every morning and night, when I was a kid, I opened… Continue reading

When Projects Fail

We had a project fail. Let it sting. Soothing pain is for babies, not big boys and girls. Team members who don’t care about losing are losers. Don’t sooth discomfort by minimizing failure,… Continue reading