Failure Is Not An Option!

This may be an admirable statement, but is it really productive for innovation and decision making?

This may be an admirable statement, but is it really productive for innovation and decision making? The blend of our collective creativity, fear of failure, and courage to push forward is what ultimately drives innovation.

As leaders, that means we must support these traits – and sometimes support failure and risk.

For progress to be made and innovation to thrive, we must to be willing to take risks as individuals and make decisions, sometimes not entirely knowing what that outcome will be. This means that we also make ourselves vulnerable to mistakes.

Condition those around you to appreciate the value of making a decision and understand that change in that direction is okay. To innovate, we have to push limits which means that there are times we should reward failure as a means to an end.

Strong leaders recognize the balance between decision making and risk. Help rising leaders to understand the value of movement and accept risk while mitigating what they can.

Be the role model and inspire the courage to walk in certain darkness to get to the light.

InquisIT - Transforming the Business of Government

At InquisIT, we believe the business of government is vital to our nation and demands the highest caliber of contractor services. InquisIT is a catalyst that is “transforming the business of government” by disrupting the norm in services delivery in an effort to develop genuine, collaborative partnerships with customers. We view government’s rapidly modernizing IT demands as a challenge to innovate and deliver services and solutions that provide a unique customer experience—one based on trust, integrity, and excellence. Together, we discover new ways to optimize performance and implement creative, metrics-based technology solutions. InquisIT helps to advance and secure government’s technology infrastructure and bring leading-edge technologies that more effectively meet needs and better serve the American taxpayer. We embrace the belief that by providing the best service possible to government, we ultimately provide the best service to our nation.

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