Shot 100: NOT FATAL NOR FINAL

By: Tom Newhouse in Leadership, 3 weeks ago

A Shot is a poignant leadership tip from “a rifle.”  Yes, leadership coach, Tom Newhouse, uses a rifle from his farming heritage to “tell it like it is.” —­­

I HAVE SOME HEROES.  Teddy Roosevelt is one.  Someday I’ll talk about him.  Another of my heroes is Winston Churchill.  Here is something he said: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal.  It is the courage to continue that counts.”  Pow!  That’s powerful. 
I reckon the leadership lesson here has already been voiced, but I’ll elaborate a tiny.  First, success: It’s not final—there is always another day and you can’t live on past laurels.  Second, failure:  It’s not fatal—you can learn from failures and then proceed with strength.  Third:  Continue, with courage—you win others over when you press ahead.  We like leaders who fight through against severe odds.  We follow them. 

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