Archive for category: Failure

Let’s embrace failure!

28 Mar
March 28, 2013

We’re always being reminded of success and how we should aim to be successful and how success breeds success, but what about failure – is there anything that failure can teach us? Story An article published in the Daily Telegraph on the 25th August 2010 discussed a study led by Professor Vinit Desai at the University of Colorado Denver Business School.  The study found that although success is surely sweeter than failure, it seems failure is a far better teacher, and businesses that fail Read more […]

When leadership costs lives

07 Mar
March 7, 2013

A recent article in The Telegraph cited that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was caused by a “classic failure of leadership at BP”. This article got me thinking about the power we have as leaders and the responsibility to our business and to others that this power brings – and how the way we approach leadership can shape an organisation and – in the case of BP – can ultimately cost lives. Story Enough has already been said and written about the tragic events that struck the drilling rig Read more […]