How Failure Makes You A Better Leader

It’s been ingrained in us from an earlier age that failure is bad. You shouldn’t aim to fail. If you do, you’re a failure.

I love what Zig Ziglar said about failure. Zig was famous for saying:

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

It’s a lesson far too many of us learn too late in life. We’ve had the anti-failure message driven into us.

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Photo by Takahiro Taguchi

I know I have. I hated to fail for such a long time. It would drive me crazy. Now I’m getting used to failing.

Some of the recent areas I’ve failed in have been my physical health. But probably not in the way you’re thinking.

I’ve long been into physical fitness. I’ve run multiple half marathons, 25Ks (15.5 miles), and a full marathon. I feel fit and healthy.

One Of The Best Ways To Produce New Leaders

It is your job to help raise up the next generation of new leaders. It’s not the easiest thing to do but it falls on your shoulders.

The fear of helping produce new leaders can be terrifying. The process may seem daunting. But you can do it.

There’s an easy 3-step formula that can help you reproduce new leaders in the way you want them to develop.

One Of The Best Ways To Produce New Leaders

To produce the best new leaders you can, follow the following steps. They’re easy and available to all leaders training the next generation of leaders.

1. Watch One:

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The first step of producing a new leader is to have the new leader watch what a seasoned leader does. The new leader observes the senior leader as he goes about the tasks that need to be accomplished.