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This post originally appeared on the Soderquist Center’s blog. The Soderquist Center is located on the John Brown University campus, and offers leadership development to companies through a variety of programs. For more information, visit their website. For information about working there after graduation and getting your master’s, click here.
After an hour of being stuck on the tarmac, I wondered if it would be much longer until the engine fired up for take-off. Everyone around me was antsy, and the man sitting next to me anxiously talked of how missing his connecting flight would ruin his business trip. Just as I pulled out another magazine to read, the pilot’s voice finally came over the loud speaker. There would be no flight to Dallas tonight – a mechanical issue would cause everyone to de-board the aircraft and make other travel arrangements.
While several around me groaned about the inconvenience, I was celebrating. The mechanical problem could have ultimately resulted in catastrophe had it not been caught.
Failure in the business world- and especially in innovation efforts- can be viewed in much the same way as plane complications that cause us discomfort and frustration. Think about the parallels:
It’s up to us as leaders to take inventory of our failures. What mistakes have grounded you or your work lately, or what missteps do you need to acknowledge? How can you use those experiences to fly like never before? In the end, when self-corrections result in wins, failure becomes something to be celebrated.