The other "F" word : how smart leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs put failure to work / John Danner, Mark Coopersmith
- Danner, John
- Additional Titles:
- How smart leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs put failure to work
- Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- Coopersmith, Mark
- The Other ""F"" Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work; Contents; Foreword; Preface: A Book About a Topic Nobody Wants to Talk About; Chapter 1: What's in It for Me? Your Personal Guided Book Tour; Find Yourself Here; Our Roles in This Book; Part I: What: The Facts and Facets of Failure; Chapter 2: The Other F Word: ""Failure"" Is Such a Loaded Word; From Verb to Verdict: How Failing Becomes Failure; Chapter 3: The Gravity of Failure and Failure's Gravity; A Universal Force; Gravity's Silver Lining; Failure's Gravity, Chapter 4: Defining Failure: Mistakes and Unwelcome Outcomes That MatterFailure is Today's Lesson for Tomorrow; Unintentional Versus Invitational Failures; What About Accidents?; Debunking the ""UNK UNK"" Defense; Chapter 5: Fear and Memory: Failure's Force Multipliers; Fear of Failure and the Status QUO; Fear: Failure's Magnifier; Fear: Failure's Strongest Ally; Memory: Failure's Long Shadow; Part II: When and Where: How Failure Appears at Different Organizational Phases; Chapter 6: Start-Ups: Launching Your Venture in the Land of Failure; Small Failures Can Lead to Huge Success; Key Facts, The Other F Word and Start-UpsFailure's Unique Faces in Start-Ups; Start-Ups Have A Complicated Relationship with Failure; ""My Start-Up Was Launched by Your Screw-Up""; Screw Up Before You Grow Up; Too Much, Too Soon; To-Do's: Improve Your ODDS of Start-Up Success; Question 1: Why This Solution for These Customers?; Question 2: Why Now?; Question 3: Why You?; Your Role: The Passionate Convincer; Chapter 7: Keep-Ups: Surviving and Thriving After You Meet Payroll; Fishing for Profits; From Makers to Managers; A Great Catch; Key Facts; It's Not Easy Chasing This Version of the American Dream, Running the ""Six C"" GauntletFamily Dynamics: Can They Help?; The Goldilocks Zone; To-Do's: Rev Up Your Keep-Up; 1. Raise Your Periscope; 2. Start with Your Most Valuable Antidote to Failure-Your Customers; Your Role: The Confident Juggler; Chapter 8: Grown-Ups: Dodging the Oxymoron of ""Big Company Agility""; From Confident, Nimble Innovator...; ...To Stumbling Follower; Key Facts; Newton's First Law; The Irony of ""Too Big to Fail""; The Risk/Reward Paradox; Grown-Up Math: The Beauty and Tyranny of the Big Denominator; Your Biggest Competitor May Be You!, and To-Do's: Focus on the Biggest Issue in Big BusinessDrive Trust to Build Genuine Engagement; Learn from Others' Mistakes, but Be Willing to Make Your Own; Your Role: Trusted Colleague; Part III: How: Using the Failure Value Cycle to Advance Your Organization; Chapter 9: The Failure Value Cycle: Seven Stages Where You Can Leverage or Flunk Failure; Chapter 10: Stage One-Respect: Acknowledge the Gravity of Failure; Back to the Darkroom: Kodak Loses Focus; The ""Aretha Challenge"": Can Your Organization Spell R-E-S-P-E-C-T?; The Price of Ignoring; Free the Other F Word!
- Leverage the power of failure in your organization Nobody wants to fail, but failure is a fact of life. Most of us treat it as a regrettable, even shameful, event best overlooked. In truth, failure can be a game-changing strategic resource that can help you and your organization achieve the greater success you crave. The Other ""F"" Word shows how successful leaders and teams are putting failure to work every day - to re-engage employees, spark innovation and accelerate growth. Authors Danner and Coopersmith - with their rare blend of senior-level executive experience, global advising, teac.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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