An agile mind and a desire for lifelong learning.
Those are the attributes needed to success in the world of business. That from author and the CEO of recruiting firm Korn Ferry. In Canada they’re known as the Hay Group.
In a world where success and failure is magnified by media headlines, many in the world of business play not to lose rather than play to win, offers a recent blog on the US-based website Strategy + Business. At the heart of this statement is the fear of failure.
Yet, failing is an integral part of life. If you don’t try anything new, you won’t fail but you probably won’t succeed either. As Korn Ferry’s Gary Burinson puts it… success may bring confidence but failure imparts wisdom: a key ingredient required to succeed next time.
According the S+B piece, the ticket to success in business and life in general may centre more on resilience and the ability to pick yourself up from a misstep than avoiding the urge to try a new idea for fear of its not working.