Blogcast 40: Recalibrate

Today, more on the politics and poetics of failing properly.

Check out the video below:

To read the original article, click on the title: Recalibration.

So to summarize:

  1. Failing isn’t about not getting the result you want – sometimes it’s about how you react to not getting the result you want.
  2. Your idea might make perfect sense; it’s how  you choose to share it that is in the way.
  3. We all get frustrated with not getting it right, and we completely overlook how amazing coming up with the idea was in the first place. Realizing the idea is the hard part; continuing to try different ways to share it should be the easy part.


Did you like this video? What challenges in the marketplace are you having that I can address in future Serious Shift Blogcast episodes? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thank you,

Dennis Moseley-Williams

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Comments (8)

Much improved music, introduction, and wrap-up!
Great content!
Thanks for doing this, and keep up the great work!!

John Piscitelli
SVP, Investments
Branch Manager
Davenport & Company
Virginia Beach, VA

Yes I think we are getting there – and today I met with my consultant and he has a few more adjustments lined up. Over the next two weeks we’ll get some things ironed out. I’m feeling pretty positive.
Thanks John – Dennis

Thank you, my friend. This hit home today. Cheers!

Delighted. DMW

I had a boss (former) who, when I said that I thought we should put customer information out on the Internet so customers could see their own accounts (I then worked for a well-known cellular carrier), said “what a stupid idea–never express an idea without checking with me again”.

At the time (late 90s BTW), I was in charge of developing new software for billing/supporting cellular customers…

Needless to say, I have MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better management now and a MUCH more fun and rewarding career. I wish I had met Dennis and Tom earlier!! (unfortunately they were probably in high school then…)

You are too kind … I was all finished highschool in the late 80s.
“Never express n idea without checking with me again.” I cringed.
Whatever you can do to foster an environment where people feel encouraged to share dangerous and possibly stupid ideas, the better.
Executing your plan is essential to achieving your desired goals and outcomes, but its the thrashing about looking for new ideas, courageous endeavours etc. that ensures you innovate and stay relevant.
Do you ever look up Mr. Miserable from the 90s and see who is suffering him now?
Take care – Dennis

Dennis! The new intro is terrible!

The content however remains excellent…keep up the good work!

Don’t sugar coat it for me Phil, tell me what you think!
I will continue to keep on keeping on.
Thanks for being out there.

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