Dealing With Failure

Failure is a reality in every business. How will you handle it?

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Ask yourself these questions:

  • How does your company handle ? Is it punished immediately, tolerated or rewarded?
  • What can you do to promote successful failures within your firm? Is it possible to build it in as a performance measure?
  • Is there a forum within your company where failures can be diagnosed and discussed in a professional atmosphere?

Remember, even some of history's greatest innovators have made a lot of failures.

Excerpted from At Work With Thomas Edison: 10 Business Lessons From America's Greatest Innovator

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