BIG IDEA In A Few Words

Great leaders have adaptive capacity; they see failure as a friend, not an enemy. A critical factor in every leader’s philosophy of ministry is defining success. A critical factor in every organization’s culture is how it responds to failure. We fail smarter when we share what we have learned widely. We fail faster when we refuse to allow setbacks to keep us from innovating in the future. Ministry leaders struggle to fail smarter and faster because we spiritualize, rationalize and institutionalize failure. A dysfunctional response to failure makes us slow to eliminate old projects and slow to initiate new projects.

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