Winston Churchill - Success, Failure and Enthusiasm

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

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There is a reason why Bob Iger identifies optimism as the #1 behavior a leader must have.    

Quote: Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill.

 

"If you walk up and down the hall constantly telling people ‘The sky is falling,’ a sense of doom and gloom will, over time, permeate the company. You can’t communicate pessimism to the people around you. It’s ruinous to morale."

Bob Iger - Retired CEO of Disney

Excerpt:  10 principles for great leadership, according to Disney’s Bob Iger

Remember that everything you do as a leader will be incredibly magnified or diffused as it works its way through the organization, your customers, your trade partners, and your community.  

Leadership Tools: The Leadership Spotlight - It's Always Getting Brighter.

When there are no clear answers, it is critical to experiment, learn and rapidly scale up those things that work. Plan >> Do >> Check >> Adjust.

Continuous Improvement. Deming Cycle, Plan, Do, Check, and Adjust (PDCA).


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