There is a video currently circulating on Facebook titled This Amazing Animation Proves How Important Failure Is To Success. The video by Alex Fauske, The Doodle Video Guy, illustrates the surprising number of times "successful" business leaders failed before succeeding. The message that the video is driving at is the need for persistence (and perhaps a clear Vision). While I fully agree that persistence is important in achieving business success, I also believe that an equally important skill is the ability to learn and adapt. A skill some are beginning to term Action Learning.
I believe it was Einstein that once said that "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." While Alex Fauske and many motivational speakers out there will cite examples of people who have ultimately succeeded after numerous repeated failures, I would say that the numbers are few in comparison to the many millions more who have persisted and did not succeed. In my opinion, those that succeeded are anomalies. Unfortunately, there is no way to go back and do a scientific test of my theory, but I am confident when I say that those individuals who eventually succeeded would have found success earlier and easier if they had used the Action Learning for Success process.
In Action Learning for Success, the individual (or the organization) learns from each unsuccessful (and even successful) encounter. By asking themselves the questions "what went well" and "what did not go so well," the individual then continually improves on his product, service, or even the sale presentation before the next encounter. If the organization improves a mere 1% after each encounter, by the end of the 10th encounter, the product, service and sales presentation would be so significantly improved that the chances of success would be high. Continually application of the Action Learning for Success process in thus a powerful tool to bring any individual closer to achieving his or her goals.
In today's dynamic and highly competitive business environment, businesses must evolve or become obsolete. The Action Learning for Success programme is thus an important business edge that all Singapore businesses must seek implement. For a no-obligation training needs assessment, contact our Principal Consultant via Justin[a]cwfongandassociates.com