Mistakes are Okay – Hiding Them Is Not

Mistakes are Okay – Hiding Them Is Not

As much as we need to be the anti-elephant and have a short-term memory about our mistakes, we can’t hide those errors, either. Humans are fallible, so mistakes are not only accepted, but expected. However, hiding your mistakes is not acceptable, under any...
Sharpen Your Selective Memory (When It Comes to Failure)

Sharpen Your Selective Memory (When It Comes to Failure)

Usually, forgetting where we put our keys or the name of an old acquaintance would be considered a negative characteristic – a reminder of our “age” or a sign of mental fogginess. But, in the case of leadership, having a short-term memory can be an asset. I heard a...

Got “Chutzpah?”

Were you born with chutzpah? No? That’s OK, too. The important thing is that you find a way to break through whatever mental barriers you wrestle and just DO. Commit. Execute. Get out of the gate. Don’t let your fear of failure stop you. As I told you about last week,...

The Truth About Mistakes…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s OK to make mistakes. We’re human. It ceases to be OK when we keep making the same mistakes over and over again. What have we learned if we keep repeating our failures? In fact, when it comes to failures, Woody Allen once...