Failure is Not an F WordBeth Kanter, Master Trainer, Blogger, and Author           Global X Global – March 10, 2013
Beth Kanter: Master Trainer, Author, and ChangeMaker
What is failure?
Growth Mindset VS Fixed Mindset
Why aren’t more peoplewho work for nonprofitsembracing this “learningfrom failure” mindset –especially when usingtechnology?
What typically happenswhen many nonprofits do an After Action       Review?
The Fickle Finger of Failure!                         What             It’s all   failure?              your             f...
No! Itwas all  myfault!!
Dysfunctional Reactions to Failure      Blames OTHERS      DENIES Blame      Blames ONESELF  Saul Rosenzweig Theory
Cultivate Self-Awareness: The Failure Bow1.   Raise hands in the air and bow2.   Grin like a submissive dog3.   Say Thank ...
Cultivate Organizational Awareness:        DoSomething FailFest
Cultivate Organizational Awareness:            Momsrising: Joyful FuneralsMomsrising: Joyful Funerals….
Let’s reframe the F-Word by beginning withourselves and our organizations.This will help improve our nonprofit’stechnology...
Thank you!www.bethkanter.orgwww.facebook.com/beth.kanter.blog@kanter on Twitter
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    1. Failure is Not an F WordBeth Kanter, Master Trainer, Blogger, and Author Global X Global – March 10, 2013
    2. Beth Kanter: Master Trainer, Author, and ChangeMaker
    3. What is failure?
    4. Growth Mindset VS Fixed Mindset
    5. Why aren’t more peoplewho work for nonprofitsembracing this “learningfrom failure” mindset –especially when usingtechnology?
    6. What typically happenswhen many nonprofits do an After Action Review?
    7. The Fickle Finger of Failure! What It’s all failure? your fault!
    8. No! Itwas all myfault!!
    9. Dysfunctional Reactions to Failure Blames OTHERS DENIES Blame Blames ONESELF Saul Rosenzweig Theory
    10. Cultivate Self-Awareness: The Failure Bow1. Raise hands in the air and bow2. Grin like a submissive dog3. Say Thank You I’ve Failed4. Move on and learn
    11. Cultivate Organizational Awareness: DoSomething FailFest
    12. Cultivate Organizational Awareness: Momsrising: Joyful FuneralsMomsrising: Joyful Funerals….
    13. Let’s reframe the F-Word by beginning withourselves and our organizations.This will help improve our nonprofit’stechnology infused programs and lead togreater impact …..
    14. Thank you!www.bethkanter.orgwww.facebook.com/beth.kanter.blog@kanter on Twitter

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