A quick look at the success literature may give you the impression that making mistakes is the surest path to success. James has an alternative perspective for you in this episode of the Leadership Shop podcast. It is definitely worth a listen and moreover, it is worth well considering the advice James includes. Make mistakes if you cannot avoid them, but never confuse doing it wrong with getting it right, the first time, on time, every time. As someone famous likely said, losing is never as good as winning.
James is back with an important success tip. You know what you did, your experience. Others also know about that or can fairly quickly learn. You also have a good notion about “can,” what you can do. For that, the path to knowing for others is not quite so transparent. James finishes with a short quiz that helps you get a handle on the “can” side of the did/can coin.
James has a definite winner for us in this episode of Leadership Shop. He points out that always being successful is not very likely for any of us. At the same time, failure is not something we will find particularly terrific, although it is not altogether avoidable. The key is in finding a place where we can deal with both, always focusing on sticking to the path to success. Sure, it’s not simple and even harder to figure out. Listen to the podcast. James does a much better job than I do with explaining the convergence of failure and success.
James brings you an old story well worth remembering. Are you moving up the org chart or perhaps you only would like to move up the chart. You may think you will move based on being qualified for the next rung up. Silly you. That’s not the way it works. Tune in and James will fill you in on how it really works.
James brings us some timely advice just right for getting on with getting on today. We all know about luck and even dumb luck. James lets us know about Smart Luck, the luckiest luck of all.
How do you feel about another episode of Leadership Shop? Does it cause you to shake with fear? Are you way too reluctant to jump in and have a listen? Well, James says that you best tune in. He understands your issue and has the solution just for you.
Are there many, if any leaders in your life? In fact, do you know of a leader, whether in your life or not? Since we tend to think that whatever famous people say is true, we might all do well to listen to what James has to share with us about the pronouncement of one famous person about leaders and leadership. Sometimes, being famous does not necessarily make one profound.
James is here to assure you that enthusiasm is the key to getting fired as well as to avoiding the employment ax. It’s your choice and your opportunity. Which will it be?