Dealing With Failure

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

Ask yourself these questions:

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

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

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

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