Editor’s note: Researchers have delved into data to look for ‘success’ patters and ‘failure patterns’ in order to determine why some projects succeed and others fail. The answer is that those who succeed are better able to learn from their mistakes. This helps them work smarter, not harder.
Editor’s note: Author Scott Berkun analyses the types of mistakes we make and how we can learn from them. There’s some great analysis here as well as practical tips on investigating a mistake and how to use that knowledge to do things differently. I like his emphasis on the role of humour.
Editor’s note: There’s a lot of talk about learning from failure – or mistakes – which is why I thought this piece on different types of mistakes is interesting.
Editor’s note: This is why L&D professionals should reflect on their work and share the learning. There’s so much to learn from this post by BP’s Nick Shackleton-Jones. Read, reflect and maybe share some of your mistakes too.
Editor’s note: Jamil Qureshi gave the keynote at this week’s Learning Live conference in London. In this clip, he talks through why failure is an integral part to learning and to success.
Editor’s note: Thanks to Nick-Shackleton Jones for sharing this beautifully presented list of failures. A good reminder that there are better ways of doing things – sometimes it’s a case of finding them. Are organisations good at doing that?
Editor’s note: Interesting to see how Lego has failed in its varies attempts to innovate.
Editor’s note: Learning from failing seems to be the hot skill, but the reality is that we are not very good at it. This article explains why.
Editor’s note: Eduardo Salas, a professor of organizational psychology at the University of Central Florida, has studied corporate training programs for more than two decades. What happens before and after a training session, he says, is just as important as the actual instruction itself.
Editor’s note: Interesting post on failing using the TV programme Failure Club . . . I liked this quote: “It isn’t necessarily the goal which must be very clearly defined, but it is the journey to that goal. You must be open to the process, but more importantly, you must be willing to abandon the original plan when necessary and change direction as long as this will take you to your final goal.”