Failures are an inevitable part of work and life, and learning to treat failure as an opportunity to learn can help you become a better manager and leader.
This article written by David Robson for BBC Worklife makes these points about learning from failure:
- Most people struggle to handle failure.
- Psychologists have identified these two types of failure aversion:
- The Sour Grape Effect is when we sometimes give up too early.
- The Ostrich Effect is a coping mechanism to hide your head in the sand, shifting your attention away from the upsetting situation.
- Strategies such as Self-distancing can help you manage and learn from a 'failure'.
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