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Failing Forward Leadership Program

Fail small, early, and often… so you don’t fail late, once, and big!

Program Overview

In your organization, is there a “fear of failure” or do individuals “self-report” their mistakes and failures to their peers, subordinates or superiors? Failing Forward encourages participants (from front-line employees to senior executives) to learn from their past failures and cultivate a more just work culture.

Key Objectives

  • Define what failure is and the different levels of failure in professionalism.
  • Record (and share with the group if comfortable) the failures they have experienced or witnessed in professional life, and what was learned from the failure.
  • Discuss the three rules about how to fail in business (if it is inevitable and you know that it will happen).

Key Concepts

  • The importance of WHEN you fail. Organizational cultures that practice justice and mercy will tolerate small failures (so long as they are not reckless or negligent).
  • We really can’t discover what is truly good or bad with experiencing failure, either through experience or observation.
  • It is best to “fail small, fail early and fail often rather than to fail big and fail late.”
  • The key is to self-report your failure before it is too late.

Includes the Following

  • Pre-Training Survey
  • Pre-Training Reading
  • Participant Workbook
  • Interactive Polling
  • Remote Participants
  • Video Vignettes
  • Custom Scenarios
  • Post-Training Tools

About the Instructor

Peter DeMarco Author Portrait

Peter DeMarco is the founder of Priority Thinking®, where he supports his clients as an executive coach, organizational consultant, ethics facilitator and strategy adviser, helping leaders and their teams achieve significant performance improvements while reducing risks and embedding ethical power into decision making at all levels. Peter also facilitates leadership and ethics education programs for organizations and business schools around the country.

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