The summer holidays are coming to an end and it’s been announced in the Lynn household that the season of dieting is now upon us to hopefully shed the weight of beachside pina coladas and backyard barbeques. I’m not sure how much I will embrace the failure of this diet, but I could embrace a diet of failure.

Dr. Amy C. Edmonson’s prescription for successful business is a indeed dose of failure which she prescribed in her piece ‘Strategies for Learning from Failure’ in the Harvard Business Review’s Failure Issue.

Her 5-a-day regimen includes…

  1. Frame the Work Accurately
  2. Embrace Messengers
  3. Acknowledge Limits
  4. Invite Participation
  5. Set Boundaries and Hold People Accountable