In yesterday’s post I talked about how mistakes are now open for public consumption thanks to the permanence of the internet.
What does that mean for innovation and leadership?
It means you have to fail bigger. Fail better. Fail publicly.
Too many people see the increased visibility of failure as a reason to go all out to avoid cock-ups.
Au contraire. The bigger, the more significant, the more noticed the fail, the quicker, the stronger, the more good-humoured the recovery, the deeper, the longer, the more profound the admiration will be.
Set an example. Tell the world it’s OK to fail before you get things right.