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The Courage to Make Mistakes

Bill Treasurer Posted by Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer, Giant Leap Consulting, Inc..

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encourager at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a Courage Building company that helps people and organizations live more courageously. Bill is the author of numerous books on leadership and courage.


Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, shares a story from her childhood — a perspective that helped her build a company with just $5000 and turn it into an international retail powe....

Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, shares a story from her childhood — a perspective that helped her build a company with just $5000 and turn it into an international retail powerhouse.

Each weekend, her dad would sit down and ask Sara and her brother one question, a question that helped her learn how to “fall forward” both personally — and later on, as a leader of a multi-billion-dollar company.

His question? What have you failed at this week?

If you never extend yourself to the point of failure, you’re never going to amount to much. tweet this

If you want your people to innovate and use their imagination — learn to increase your tolerance for some degree of making (honest) mistakes.

Hear the full story, plus two ways to immediately put this into practice, in this 2 minute video!

 

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