“ The mental part is the hardest part ...... and that’s the part that separates the good players...
No more mistakes & you're through!
John Cleese was a member of Monty Python and the centre of the timeless show Fawlty Towers. He is also the star of a long list of corporate training videos. In this article from 1988 in Forbes magazine he explains:
“….. unless we have a tolerant attitude toward mistakes might almost say a positive attitude toward them—we shall be behaving irrationally, unscientifically, and unsuccessfully.”
The challenge with enacting this idea is patience. I think that too often we want people to breeze through the learning phase and get to the performing phase; and unfortunately, that’s not how humans operate.
Patience is a theme that often comes up in my conversations with people; and I believe it can be cultivated, it’s one of those skills in your leadership kit bag that will get used every day.
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