S02E11 The Failure Is An Option Episode
February 06, 2023
Theresa Destrebecq & Vincent Musolino
- Have you given yourself a life mission?
- How different industries look at failure and learning
- Not being criminalized for making mistakes
- Can we really trust people? (ie, Body Cams)
- When to be treated as a criminal for a mistake that kills someone and when not to
- The situations that draw us into making life/death decisions
- Does black-boxing situations help us be objective?
- Hold people accountable without blame.
- Is blame the opposite of accountability?
- Blame has a sense of judgment and can be poisonous to culture
- Cultural differences in using blame
- Blame puts us on a pedestal and the other below us
- Blame leads to defensiveness
- Cognitive dissonance - when what we believe goes against the reality of a situation
- The smarter we are or the higher up in the organization, the more likely we are to fabricate evidence
- People not letting go of the idea of being wrong
- Fundamental Attribution Error - responsibility being context specific, or a character trait
- Difference between responsibility and accountability
- Historically, we would ostracize people from the tribe to keep it secure
- Emotional engagement in our own opinions - echo chambers
- Sense of worthiness entrenched into our relationship with being wrong
- "The paradox of success is based on failure."
- Persistence past failure
- If success is based on failure, keep failing again and again
- Blame and guilt assigned to others stops people
- Do we know what failure looks like?
- What are we looking at as our metrics of success or failure?
- How do leaders know if they are being successful or not?
- Subjectivity of success/failure
- When managers don't understand us - asking managers what they need
- Expect managers to have the conversation with us, though we can start the conversation. What do you need? How can I help you?
- Doing your job the way you think you should be doing it, versus how your manager thinks you should be doing it
- "Those who are the most successful are the most vulnerable."
- Personal vulnerability versus product vulnerability
- Failure is opportunity to learn
- Self-handicapping - when you purposely create an alternative explanation for a possible failure (self-sabotage)
- Using constraints to create creativity
- If willing to accept mistakes more quickly, can be more successful
- Growth and fixed mindset
- Not getting evidence to go against labels of self
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