"View Analysis of a Failure as a Failure Autopsy"
TUSCALOOSA, AL — According to David Frank, president of the American Institute for Cleaning Sciences, everyone fears failure but just about everyone can learn from their failures.
Learning from failures helps prevent re-occurrence, says Frank, "So businesses [and individuals] can focus on growth and success."
To better understand how facility maintenance distributors, as well as just about every business person, can learn from their mistakes, this month's Elevate Your Effectiveness from AFFLINK shares Frank's advice on how "catastrophes, blunders, and even small everyday mistakes have the capacity to teach us valuable lessons."
According to Frank, learning from failure is a process that involves the following three components:
Sometimes distributors and other business people must deal with more than a failure and face a real crisis. In such situations, there often were early warning signs but once again, Frank says it is from those experiences that learning comes.
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