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Leadership Without
Losing Your Soul

Podcast with David Dye

How Leaders Use Failure To Thrive

How Leaders Use Failure To Thrive with Olankunle Soriyan

by | Nov 18, 2022 | Podcast |

How do leaders use failure to thrive? Too many efforts with potential game-changing outcomes are short circuited by the fear of failing; people with huge ideas become paralyzed by “what ifs,” unable to see past the challenges of today. Shift your perspective and use failure to thrive.

Olakunle Soriyan, known by most as PK, author of A Love Affair With Failure: When Hitting Bottom Becomes A Launchpad To Success, paints “failure” and “failing” as two different realities and mindset. Failure is a destination, a windowless prison that does not exist unless you accept that it does. However, failing is a journey, a launchpad into new knowledge and new beginnings and the key to successful innovation and entrepreneurship. PK builds up emerging entrepreneurs be prepared for the inevitable challenges ahead and urges them to be resilient in pursuing their dreams, embracing the idea of failing not only as a prerequisite for achieving success, but also a victory in itself because it signifies having had the courage to take action.

How Leaders Use Failure To Thrive


Taking responsibility for the way that you’re showing up and the energy and what’s happening in any group of people or situation, circumstance you’re in


Every creation deemed successful is composed of the aggregated results of things not going exactly as planned.


Use the word failing intentionally because failing is not failure. Stumbling is not failure as well.


We’re gonna make mistakes of judgment, we’re gonna make mistakes of association, We’re gonna put the wrong premium on the wrong things and all of that. And that makes failing constant.


The idea of chasing perfection, trying to avoid shame or loss or trying not to fail, and therefore become so guarded hiding behind excellence when in actual fact you are just paralyzed by the possibility of losing or of failure.


If you’re ready, you’re late.


Why is success a lousy teacher? And as leaders, how can we help our teams to be making the most of all the learning that’s available, whether it’s from success or from failure of things not going as planned.


We have similar experiences, but the differences will be in how we interpret that experience and how prepared we are for that experience.


How can we deal with naysayers? What do we do when people are not as motivating as we would hope and maybe even demotivating in their approach to what’s happening with us?


When people say you can’t do it, often what they’re really saying is they can’t see themselves doing it. It’s not about you at all.


Reality as a partial representation of truth.


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David Dye helps human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results.  He’s the President of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. He’s the award-winning authors of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and hosts the popular Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast. David is a former executive and elected official. David and his wife and business partner, Karin Hurt, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.


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