Admitting failure is healthy.
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.
WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM DOMINOS CARDBOARD PIZZA
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,
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“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
Posted on March 2, 2010, in choices, Habits, Leadership, Personal Growth, Storms of life and tagged Admitting failure, Effective Leader, Habits, integrity, Personal Growth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.