“I would never promote a man who…”

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“this does not  mean that people should be penalized for making  mistakes.  Nobody learns  except by making mistakes. The better a  man is the more mistakes  will he make -for the more  new things  he will try.  I would never promote a man into a top-level job  who has not made mistakes, and big  ones  at that. Otherwise he is sure to be mediocre. Worse still,  not having  made mistakes, he will not have learned how to spot  them early and how to correct them.”

excerpt from “The Practice of Management” by Peter Drucker

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  • When is the last time you made a “mistake”?
  • What did you learn from it?
  • How much risk are you taking these days in trying new things?
  • Has complacency started to settle in on any area of your life?
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