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The Huffington Post: Using failure as an opportunity to reflect instead of feeling defeated: let’s strive to “fail better”


Failure shouldn’t have to make us feel horrible. Instead, let’s re-frame how we think about failures in terms of success when we communicate, manage, and educate. Instead of measuring career averages of outs-at-bat, let’s measure batting averages for all of our goals. If we can turn just a fraction of failures into feelings of success-in-progress by creating safe spaces for failure, we can enable a generation of individuals to learn how to fail better – and, in the end, succeed in positively impacting us all.

Jon Jachimowicz (MPhil Innovation, Strategy & Organisation 2013) on failure as an opportunity.

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