Winston Churchill - Success, Failure and Enthusiasm

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

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There is a reason why Bob Iger identifies optimism as the #1 behavior a leader must have.    

Quote: Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill.

 

"If you walk up and down the hall constantly telling people ‘The sky is falling,’ a sense of doom and gloom will, over time, permeate the company. You can’t communicate pessimism to the people around you. It’s ruinous to morale."

Bob Iger - Retired CEO of Disney

Excerpt:  10 principles for great leadership, according to Disney’s Bob Iger

Remember that everything you do as a leader will be incredibly magnified or diffused as it works its way through the organization, your customers, your trade partners, and your community.  

Leadership Tools: The Leadership Spotlight - It's Always Getting Brighter.

When there are no clear answers, it is critical to experiment, learn, and rapidly scale up those things that work. Plan >> Do >> Check >> Adjust.

Continuous Improvement: It’s a Journey; Not a Destination. Improving Productivity is like climbing a mountain. Just plan the next 10 feet; set an anchor and get the whole team up to that level. Repeat a few hundred (or thousand) times. Gotta fall in love with being on the mountain; not just being at the summit. Set your first standard. Plan the work to that standard. Do the work to plan. Check against plan. Act on improvements to planning, doing, and standard. Set a new standard when you find a better way.


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