Admitting failure is healthy.

Dominos admits failure

Dominos made the choice to embrace their failure and build on it.

One of the hardest things we face as leaders, or as human beings for that matter, is admitting when we are wrong and making the changes needed to correct the failure. In fact, I have never met anyone who likes to let others know when they have messed up. I think it is time we are all more honest about our shortcomings. After all we all mess up sometimes. I mess up, you mess up. We need to stop pretending that we don’t. Yes, this does make us more vulnerable, but it also makes us more approachable. Below is an article from one our Celera Group coaches, Mike Foster, addressing this very point.


Domino’s Pizza sucks and they know it. In a recent survey of all the major pizza companies, Dominos tied for worst tasting with Chuck E. Cheese.

So Dominos made the strategic choice to embrace their failure and build on it. They just started running a national campaign stating the troubling facts and they are making a public commitment to rebuild their reputation.

When we fail, been exposed, or hit rock bottom too many peeps will respond with the 3 D’s: Deny, Dismiss, and Downplay.

I also see too many organizations and ministries do the same thing. They drink their own kool aid and have a slice of their own cardboard pizza all the while downplaying their obvious “suckness.”

But People of the Second Chance see it as an amazing opportunity to be honest about our shortcomings. And then like Dominos we listen, reinvent, and make the necessary changes.

Until next time,

Chris Sonksen


“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”
– Mahatma Gandhi


About Chris Sonksen

Chris Sonksen is the founder and Lead Pastor of South Hills Church and has an exceptional ability to inspire both secular and non-secular audiences. Under his leadership, South Hills has experienced phenomenal growth and in just a few short years has grown from a handful of people to nearly 3000 in attendance today. Today South Hills has become a thriving, multi-service and multi-site church. Chris has a magnetic, captivating and humorous style for motivating and inspiring all audiences. As a motivational speaker, he has spoken both nationally and internationally in companies such as Verizon, Securitas and Home Depot, and there is no doubt that by applying his teachings, his audience will improve the quality of their lives! Chris is the author of two books In Search of Higher Ground and Handshake. Chris is the founder of Celera Church Strategy Group an organization with an unwavering commitment to excellence in all things, with the goal to “raise the national average of church attendance,” by equipping church leaders with resources and coaching. Chris brings high-energy focus and a passion for vision and leadership to encourage and equip the local Church. Chris is a native Californian, born in Long Beach and currently resides in Corona with his wife, Laura and their two children, Grace and Aidan.

Posted on March 2, 2010, in choices, Habits, Leadership, Personal Growth, Storms of life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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