BLUFFailures 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'.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- The Tipping Point Between Failure and Success – The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
- Stop the Excuses, Make Time for Learning – The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web :
- OCT 2019 Failure Found to Be an “Essential Prerequisite” for Success – Scientific American
- DEC 2020 Why Do Some People Succeed after Failing, While Others Continue to Flounder? – Kellogg