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© Vlerick Business School
LEARNING FROM MISTAKES “It is hard to fail, but it is worse to never have  tried” (Churchill) “Only those who dare to fa...
FAILURE IS OVERRATEDPROF. DR. KATLEEN DE STOBBELEIRFAIL CONFERENCE
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WHAT DO WE KNOW FROM RESEARCH?FAILURE HELPS… to „unlearn‟ to ensure that you don‟t make the same  mistake twice to lear...
WHY DOES IT HURT?                              75% of people think they                              are better than avera...
LEARNING FROM FAILURE TAKES TIME  © Vlerick Business School
LEARNING FROM FAILURE HELPS, BUT… From failure, you don‟t necessarily learn what is  the right approach Learning from (e...
CONCLUDING TIPS Translate negative events into positive goals Systematically review successes     Your own successes   ...
If somebody tells you that you haveears like a donkey, pay no attention. Iftwo people tell you, buy yourself asaddle...   ...
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  1. 1. © Vlerick Business School
  2. 2. LEARNING FROM MISTAKES “It is hard to fail, but it is worse to never have tried” (Churchill) “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly” (Kennedy) My favorite: “Failure sucks, but instructs”2 © Vlerick Business School
  3. 3. FAILURE IS OVERRATEDPROF. DR. KATLEEN DE STOBBELEIRFAIL CONFERENCE
  4. 4. 4 © Vlerick Business School
  5. 5. WHAT DO WE KNOW FROM RESEARCH?FAILURE HELPS… to „unlearn‟ to ensure that you don‟t make the same mistake twice to learn that your approach was wrong But…learning from failure hurts5 © Vlerick Business School
  6. 6. WHY DOES IT HURT? 75% of people think they are better than average... © Vlerick Business School
  7. 7. LEARNING FROM FAILURE TAKES TIME © Vlerick Business School
  8. 8. LEARNING FROM FAILURE HELPS, BUT… From failure, you don‟t necessarily learn what is the right approach Learning from (earned) success is even more powerful The feeling of making progress, even in the face of failure is critical8 © Vlerick Business School
  9. 9. CONCLUDING TIPS Translate negative events into positive goals Systematically review successes  Your own successes  Others‟ successes And…ask for feedback in order to cure the “CEO” disease9 © Vlerick Business School
  10. 10. If somebody tells you that you haveears like a donkey, pay no attention. Iftwo people tell you, buy yourself asaddle... Sholem Aleichem © Vlerick Business School
  11. 11. THANK YOU!
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