Everyone fails.

That acknowledgement does not make the process of failure any easier.

Sagely advice about failing fast or getting back up do little towards helping you.


When you are in the middle of a failure, pithy quotes are not useful.

Your mind is organized to focus on what went wrong.

The act of processing failure goes against your cognitive wiring.


The challenge is to stop fixating on what happened.

The potential within failure lies in the insight it offers for the future.

This involves letting go of your preference to fix things.


Leaders support their team through failure.

Supporting does not mean fixing, solving, or answering.

Thoughtful leaders enable their team to process failure.



Oh, the places you'll go! after coffee,

-Morning Cup