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Right Kind of Wrong

Why Learning to Fail Can Teach Us to Thrive

Paperback Engels 2023 9781847943774
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Forget 'fail fast, fail often'. This revolutionary book reveals how we get failure wrong - and how to get it right.

We used to think of failure as a problem, to be avoided at all costs. Now, we're often told that failure is desirable - that we must 'fail fast, fail often'. The trouble is, neither approach distinguishes the good failures from the bad. As a result, we miss the opportunity to fail well.

Here, Amy Edmondson - the world's most influential organisational psychologist - reveals how we get failure wrong, and how to get it right. She draws on a lifetime's research into the science of 'psychological safety' to show that the most successful cultures are those in which you can fail openly, without your mistakes being held against you. She introduces the three archetypes of failure - simple, complex and intelligent - and explains how to harness the revolutionary potential of the good ones (and eliminate the bad).

And she tells vivid stories ranging from the history of open heart surgery to the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, all to ask a simple, provocative question: What if it is only by learning to fail that we can hope to truly succeed?

'A masterclass in navigating, and even seeking out, the inevitable failures that pave the way to success... A must-read.' - Angela Duckworth, author of Grit

'Great clarity and insight... Right Kind of Wrong will inspire you to do your boldest work.' - Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar and author of Creativity, Inc.

'No skill is more important than learning from failure - and no one on earth knows more about it than Amy Edmondson.' - Adam Grant, author of Think Again

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ISBN13:9781847943774
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:paperback
Aantal pagina's:356
Uitgever:Cornerstone
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:8-9-2023
Hoofdrubriek:Psychologie
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Over Amy Edmondson

Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. Edmondson, recognized by the biannual Thinkers 50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, teaches and writes on leadership, teams and organizational learning. Her articles have been published in Harvard Business Review and California Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Academy of Management Journal. She is the author of Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy and Teaming to Innovate from Jossey-Bass.

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