Category: Failure

The “Oh, Schlitz!” Mistakes

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In 1849, August Krug founded a brewery in the basement of his Milwaukee restaurant. After he died, in 1856, his bookkeeper, one Joseph Schlitz, took over the operation, renamed the company, and married Krug’s widow. Things went well. In 1902, Schlitz became the top-selling beer in the world, with the ad slogan  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Experiment

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Don’t see every trial as a case of success or failure. Instead, think of a trial as an experiment. That way you win either way, you either learn what works or learn what doesn’t. It worked for Thomas Edison and it can work for you. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a  »  Read More

100 Percent of Managers Fail

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That’s not a scare headline, it’s a fact of life. It’s not the finding of some new study either. It’s been true as long as we’ve had managers. Managers fail because they’re people and people fail. That means you and everyone on your team. No exceptions. Here’s what you can do to live with that fact. Work to  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Failure is a concept, not a result

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When you try something, you get a result. If the result is not what you intended, you can make it a “failure” simply by labeling it “failure.” Some people use failure as a motivation. If that’s you, then the failure label will spur you on. But other people take an emotional hit from failure  »  Read More

Dealing with Catastrophic Failure

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“I really messed up this time!!” That was the subject line in an email from a young friend. I’ve altered it a little for this workplace-friendly blog. The email was waiting for me when I got around to my morning email check. My friend started working for a small family-owned business a few years ago. Over time, the  »  Read More

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